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Wiralodra English Journal (WEJ)
Published by Universitas Wiralodra
ISSN : 25977504     EISSN : 26224100     DOI : https://doi.org/10.31943/wej
Core Subject : Education, Social,
Wiralodra English Journal is published twice a year, in March and September. This journal welcomes articles in the form of research reports or library research on English Education, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation that have never been submitted for consideration nor published elsewhere.
Articles 42 Documents
THE ANALYSIS OF INTERPERSONAL MEANING (MOOD), IDEATIONAL MEANING (TRANSITIVITY) AND TEXTUAL MEANING (THEME) OF NEWS ITEM TEXT ENTITLED “NIKITA MIRZANI: I`M NOT A PROSTITUTE” Prawiro, Indra Yoga
Wiralodra English Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2017): Wiralodra English Journal
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Today, media has become primary needs as food and clothing. It has played significant role in strengthening the society that is as a "mirror" of the modern society. It?s used not only to inform people about current, new affairs and what is happening around them and the world but also to form opinions and make judgments regarding various issues. Cohen, (1963); McCombs & Shaw, (1972) stated that when mass media emphasize a topic, the audience/public receiving the message will consider this topic to be important. However, systemic functional grammar is concerned primarily with the grammar choices makes available to speakers and writers. These choices relate speakers' and writers' intentions to the concrete forms of a language. This study is attempt to investigate the interpersonal meaning (mood), ideational meaning (transitivity) and textual meaning (theme) of news item text entitled ?Nikita Mirzani: I`m Not a Prostitute?.The news becomes very interesting for some people, because this news is indicated as distractor issue for Freeport cases.After analyzing the mood system in this text, so the writer can conclude that all of the information in this news is declarative mood. For example when the Nikita stated you can confront me with O and F (pimp suspects). I do not know them. This proof gives us justification that the speakers indeed intentionally give fruitful and clear information to each other. The use of full declaratives here also indicates that the text shares a common focus on the giving of information. There is only full declarative in this text, there is no full polar interrogative, full WH-interrogative, imperative and so on. After we discuss the mood types, and then move on the next table, about Modality and Polarity. There are four modality used in this text. Those are the use of can (two times), could and might. So, it assumes that some information given is in the form of ?advice?.Based on the table above, it also can be concluded that there are five transitivity process used in this text. The major process used in this text is attributive process. In the second place is material, mental and verbal process with 17,7 %. Then, the last is 5,8% process of this text used behavioral process. In this text, there are also three major circumstance used those are location, extent and manner with frequency 25%. Then it?s continued by role and cause circumstance with 12,5%. In this text the system of Theme and Rheme provides important ways in which textual meanings at the clause level may be established. Theme-Rheme structure allows information to flow from one clause to another. The logical flow helps create cohesiveness of the text in the news. Theme is realized by position (initial). In the SFL an analysis of language, pattern of thematic choice are seen as realizing textual meanings, which in turn are the realization of mode dimensions of the context of situation, thus thematic choice realize meanings about the organization of the communicative event and the experiential and interpersonal distance.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS' READING COMPREHENSION BY USING LITERATURE CIRCLE Nurhadi, Kardi
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The objective of the research is to develop students?extensive reading by using Literature Circle. According to Daniels (2002) literature circle is an activity in which members meet to discuss and respond to a book that they are all reading. The writer used classroom action research as the research method. The steps of action research consist of planning, acting, observing and evaluating. The research participants took from the eleventh grade students of MAN Indramayu. Based on the learning activities from the first to second cycle, it showed there was an improvement of students extensive reading; it can be seen by the students progress of activity from the first to the second cycle, also the students showed a positive respond to the literature circle. From this research finding, it showed that story Literature Circle could develop the students? extensive reading.
CULTURAL FILTERING IN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION Wati, Atikah
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The aim of this paper is to find out the important of cultural filtering that used by translator in language translation. As we know that language and culture being inextricably interwoven, the transference of the linguistic expression is precisely an attempt to integrate elements of one culture into another. Translation, thus, becomes a cross cultural event and the translator has to formulate his translation strategies to translate source culture into target culture. To deal with these cultural problems, translator is supposed to insert cultural filter in the initial stage of understanding and analyzing codification of the source text in the first stance. Here the cultural filter helps translator in obtain various elements of source culture which cannot go as they are in the target culture because of cultural differences.
THE ADVANTAGES OF YOUTUBE TO ENHANCE STUDENT’S VOCABULARY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CLASSROOM Romadhon, Syaefani Arif; Qurohman, M. Taufik
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Most of Mechanical Engineering students have very low interest and motivation towards English even they regard English as huge obstacle. Besides that, it is the lack of module or material of English especially for mechanical engineering. Because of this problem, English teaching in this class needs the materials or methods which is suitable for those students therefore the student learning experience is more interesting and challenging. This is the main reason why lecturers of vocational colleges especially for mechanical engineering department is expected to always explore more motivative teaching resources, although there are many handbooks or modules include CDs. In order to learn more varied, lecturers can use English material for this department that can be taken or downloaded from Youtube. So that the students can understand and improve their English vocabulary competence related to mechanical terms. This study analyzes the effects of using material taken from Youtube in the mechanical department. Using Class Action Research consist of two cycles with stages of planning, action, observation, and reflection. Both cycles use the application of learning models by Teaching English for ESP assisted by Youtube. The result of research shows that the improvement of problem solving ability in English which is very significant that is 85,21% from 30 studenst get value ?70 according to required minimum value.
AN ANALYSIS OF FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN CHILDREN Masykur
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The current study investigates the accessibility of a systematic pattern to children learning their first language, and also it is a try to show the effect of the quantity of input on first language acquisition. To these aims, two case studies were carried out on six children learning as their first language. The participants of the first study were three children acquiring their first language in Indramayu being followed for 12 months (24-36 months) to see if they all passed the same pattern in language development. The participants of the second study were three Children (who were exposed to less input) acquiring their first language in Indramayu being followed for 12 months (24-36 months) to see if the language development was affected considering the amount of input they were exposed to. In-depth interviews, observations, audio and video recordings, notes and reports were used to collect the data for this study. The data collected for each Children was analyzed separately, and the stages of development were reported for each children accordingly. The findings support the claim that the process of language acquisition depends on an innate language ability which holds that at least some linguistic knowledge exists in humans at birth, and also the input that learners receive plays a very important role in the language acquisition since the input activates this innate structure.
TEACHING A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE BASED ON LITERACY NOTIONS Dwika Herdiawan , Rama
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Nowadays, litearcy has become the most prominent issue which must be paid attention in terms of second or foreign language teaching. In addition, this can be a prospective paradigm for the purpose of building the innovative teaching and learning process as well as enhancing the studetns? schemata in relation to reading and writing particularly. Therefore, this study is aimed to describe as well as prove whether the notions of literacy is appropriate or not for teaching second or foreign language, on the other hand, it also presents a number of relevant theories and also previous studies which reflect notions of literacy its self. However, there are still handicaps as well as constraints towards the implementation of literacy in terms of non native language teaching, the finding in various studies show the evidences which are related to the function of literacy as supplementary sucject or course in certain schools or colleges. Regarding the study, literacy is considered to be the affective as well as innovative strategy that can function to assist the students in acquiring the second or foreign language. Thus, notions of literacy not only conveys the traditional limits of reading and writing skills but also beyond the skills of text-centric literary interpretation.
CONVERSATIONAL IMPLICATURE ANALYSIS OF TEXT MESSAGE BETWEEN NATIVE SPEAKR AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH Anggrarini, Natalia
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In this global era, it is possible to do communication with native speaker of English. Thus, the need to master communicative competence of English communication is needed. Beside face to face communication, people are also need to be able to communicate in different way, such as chat via mobile phone. It is used to call as Short Message Service or SMS. This study is aimed to know the kinds of conversation that happened in their short text message for a month. The classification of conversation is according to the Grice (1975) the formulation of Cooperative Principle in which it is classified into Generalized Conversation Implicature and Particularized Conversational Implicature. The method used in this study is Descriptive Qualitative. It is used to interpret the data according to the conversational classification. The result of this study shows that 81. 25 % the conversations are classified into Generalized Conversational Implicature, and 18. 75% conversations are classified into Particularized Conversational Implicature.
HEADLINE’S MEANING IN ON-LINE FOOTBALL SPORT NEWS Larasaty, Gina
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The title of this study is Headline?s meaning in On-Line Football Sport News. The aims of this study are to describe the real meaning meaning contained in headline of on-line football sport news and to find out whether the meanings that appears in that headline and choice of words in the headline can represent the contents of the news, view from semantics study study. The data are taken and collected from headline of on-line football sport news from website Goal.com. In my study, the writer collected 20 data and analyzed it. The research method used in this study is descriptive method. The result shows that from 20 headlines, all of them can represent the content of the news and the words are used in the headline has conceptual and associative meaning that set in situational context. Based on the data, We can assume that headline always uses an unusual diction and has an implicit meaning to attract the attention of the reader. To attract the reader, Headline News use an unusual diction (figurative language, make it simple and direct). Then, based on this study, we can assume that from the headline we can know the contet or what the news is talking about.
A STUDY ON THE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION AT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF INDRAGIRI TEMBILAHAN Maizarah, Maizarah
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The problem in this study was the students? reading comprehension on the first semester of Management Program at Islamic University of Indragiri Tembilahan. This research only used one variable was reading comprehension. The research method used in this study was a descriptive research. The purpose of this study was to know the students? reading comprehension on the first semester of Management program at Islamic University of Indragiri Tembilahan. The total of the population used in this study were 163 students, the technique was used to take the sample is random sampling, the sample of this study was 25% from the population were 41 students. In collecting the data, the researcher used a reading test. After the data has been collected, the result of test shows that the students? reading comprehension was categorized as Average to Good because 59,39 in range 51-75, it is mean that the students should be improve their reading comprehension to be better than it.
INSPIRING ENGLISH TEACHERS: INDONESIA TERTIARY EFL STUDENTS’ VOICE Mobit, Mobit; Salim, Fatulloh; Krishnapatria, Kriswanda
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This study aims to scrutinize tertiary students? voices against the teacher/ lecturer who inspires them. This study elaborates on two classes of English Language Study Program as the respondents. The data use a questionnaire containing several questions that elaborated the teachers? characteristics that can generate inspiration to the students. This study was designed by using the survey. Based on the data obtained it can be concluded that the teachers/ lecturers who inspire (tertiary) students are those who have the unambiguous characteristics of English teachers both characteristics and competencies. They are capable to develop concepts/ provide material that encouraged students easily comprehends the material, to color the process of learning in class with humorous atmosphere, and to make students laugh and refresh and to give suggestions as well.