A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF APPRAISAL IN YOUR LETTERS COLUMN EXPOSING THE ISSUE OF INFOTAINMENT BANNING TAKEN FROM WWW.THEJAKARTAPOST.COM (Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach)

MUFTIHAH, ATA (2011) A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF APPRAISAL IN YOUR LETTERS COLUMN EXPOSING THE ISSUE OF INFOTAINMENT BANNING TAKEN FROM WWW.THEJAKARTAPOST.COM (Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT ATA MUFTIHAH. C0306018. 2011. A Comparative Study of Appraisal in Your Letters Column Exposing the Issue of Infotainment Banning Taken from www.thejakartapost.com (Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach). English Regular Program. Surakarta. English Department, Faculty of Letters and Fine Arts, Sebelas Maret University. This research focuses on analyzing two texts exposing the issue of infotainment banning which employ attitudes in them. This is an interesting issue to analyze because it raises many opinions, either pro or contra. This research is aimed to describe the types and forms of attitudes employed in the texts, to explain how the attitudes influence the whole texts and why they are used in the texts. This research belongs to a descriptive qualitative research. It also employs a comparative study which compares prosody, genre and ideology of two texts. The sources of data of this research are two texts in Your Letters column in www.thejakartapost.com entitled “Prohibition of Infotainment?” and “Luna Maya and Infotainment”. The data are all appraising items in the texts, which can be in the form of word or phrase, which can be analyzed their attitudes (affect, judgement, appreciation). Purposive sampling is applied in this research because not all words or phrases in the texts will be included into the data. The researcher employs data source triangulation to re-check the data validity. Library technique and “tehnik simak dan catat” is carried out in collecting the data. The result of the analysis can be drawn as follows. First, there are 3 types of attitude; affect, judgement and appreciation. Besides, the appraising items in the two texts can be classified into 8 forms of attitude, they are epithet, attribute, circumstance, process-effective, process-middle, modal adjunct, word and phrase. Text 1 uses more positive attitudes than the negative ones. Meanwhile, text 2 uses more negative attitudes than the positive ones. Second, the use of attitudes within the texts influences the prosody or subjectivity of the writer. The writers of both texts use their own statements in delivering the opinions through texts. It shows that they are subjective in seeing the issue of infotainment banning. The use of more positive attitudes in text 1 indicates that the writer challenges the issue. Meanwhile, the use of more negative attitudes in text 2 indicates that the writer supports the issue. Third, both writers use attitudes in the texts to show their personal opinions and affirm their positions or ideologies in seeing the issue of infotainment banning. The ideology can be known after finding the text genre. Text 1 employs hortatory exposition and shows left antagonist ideology. Meanwhile, text 2 employs analytical exposition and shows right protagonist ideology. Finally, it is expected that this research will be useful for the next researchers who are interested in studying Systemic Functional Linguistics especially dealing with appraisal analysis.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
    Depositing User: Fairly Okta'mal
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 02:03
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2013 02:03
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/9600

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