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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies
ISSN : 24772879     EISSN : 23565012     DOI : -
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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies (ADJES), with registered number ISSN 2477-2879 (online), 2356-5012 (print), is a journal which is published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. This journal is published twice a year in March and September. We accept mainly research-based articles related to English Language Teaching, Literature, and Linguistics.
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Students’ Perspectives on Speaking Anxiety in the English Foreign Language Classroom Khusnia, Aulia Nisa
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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Anxious students are often concerned about the impressions that others form of them. When such students are confronted in a classroom with a learning situation that makes them uncomfortable, they may choose to withdraw from the activity. Some learners believe they cannot perform in English and consequently form negative expectations, which in turn lead to decreased effort and the avoidance of opportunities to enhance their communication skills. The goal of this study was to identify those factors, as perceived by students, that may contribute to anxiety, and those factors that may reduce anxiety in an attempt to understand more fully the role that anxiety may play in learning a foreign language. 
The Pragmatics of Greetings Reflected in the Textbooks for Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia Inawati, Iin
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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This article reports on the finding of a study which aims to analyze the pragmatic content of nine school textbooks intended for use in Indonesian secondary schools. Specifically, the article examines how greetings are linguistically presented in the textbooks and whether adequate meta-pragmatic information is provided to facilitate the learning of the greetings. The analysis shows that less various types of greetings are presented in the textbook and meta-pragmatic information is limited. It is suggested for teacher and textbooks writers to reconsider the types of instructional materials that can most effectively prepare learners for communication in a wider and more diverse world.Keyword: textbooks, greetings, meta-pragmatic
Noncanonical Constructions in English and How They Work to Package Information Oktavianti, Ikmi Nur
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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Linguistic construction embodies information that is plausible to be modified in certain context when the speaker wants to emphasize on certain aspect. This is the nature of language users and the construction they produce. Each language is assumed to possess its own various ways of structuring the information spoken or written by the language user. English, for example, which is known as fixed word order language with SVO order has its various ways of structuring the information delivered by the speaker to the interlocutor. Preposing, postposing, and argument reversal are three best ways to indicate which information is prominent in the speaker’s mind so that the hearer will have the same concept as the speaker. Those are included as the alternative ways to construct sentence and propose syntactic choices to the speaker. Information structure has been one of the most intriguing fields of study involving both syntactic and pragmatic analyses. Hence, this paper aims at describing the noncanonical constructions in English and how they work to package information by using the interface of both disciplines.
Understanding Key Concepts in Educational Research Through a Review of Two Research Articles Budairi, Ahmad
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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This paper is intended to help novice researchers understand key concepts in educational research, particularly in the field of language education. It uses as its samples two peer-reviewed research articles on early childhood literacy development, bilingual and multilingual issues and identity consitution. It  first attempts to analyze how the key concepts in educational research were incorporated into the research process. Of particular importance, this paper critically looks at the extent to which those key concepts were logically linked so as to provide the research with strong coherence. The discussion also takes into account the issues of ethics, how this was sufficiently dealt with by the author and what possible factors might have come into play to degrade the validity of the research. This paper conludes with my views on the research design and process as a whole and my suggestions on some of the issues uncovered during the discussion. 
Enhancing Learning Interaction through Inter-Forum Group Discussion in Online Learning: A Case Study on Online Teaching of Research in English Language Teaching Course Antoro, Sunu Dwi; Sudilah, Sudilah
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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This research aimed to develop a model of Inter-Group Discussion Forum (IGDF) application   as media to increase students’ interaction and participation in the discussion forum during the online learning. Data were collected through the process of the implementation of discussion forum using IGDF application during the online learning of Research in English Language Teaching (ELT) courses during the teaching period of 2014.2. Data of the students participation were collected through online observation, and data about the students’ perception of the IGDF model were collected by providing an online close and open ended questionnaires and analyzed by calculating the percentage. The results of this study indicated that the application of IGDF is applicable in online learning. The amount of participation and the quality of the interaction from the discussion through IGDF has not shown significant improvement. The main obstacle came from the technical problems associated with passwords and the ability to follow the discussion in a discussion forum between groups. However, the variety types of posting has increased. Each group is able to post presentations, questions, responses, and commands. Students perceptions toward the IGDF proved significant where there was 88.46% of them stated that the discussion forum with IGDF is very good discussion among the group and it can increase interaction among students in the online learning.
Dealing with Linguistic Problems Faced by Master’s Students in their Thesis Writing Zaid, Adnan
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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Upon completing all the required courses, master’s students in Indonesia are to write a thesis. Thesis writing, to some extent, haunts the students, especially when they have to conduct it in English. The problems are not only concerned with the contents of their thesis, but also with linguistic problems on how to write well with good basic command of English. The linguistic problems can cause their sentences to be not grammatically acceptable, or even sometimes not readable.This paper will explore the linguistic problems faced by master’s students in their thesis writing such as the ones related to diction, tenses, concord, articles, sentence patterns, to infinitive, gerund, and participle. It will also deal with how to solve the problems by giving the students some treatment while they are in the process of writing their thesis. The data will be taken from master’s students’ thesis drafts. The students are under the writer’s supervision. 
Boosting Students’ Writing Competency Using Writing Workshop Wijayati, Rifky Dora
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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This study explores the implementation of writing workshop towards beginner college students of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. Writing workshop known as the instruction focuses on the goal of fostering lifelong writers and it is designed with different developmental and curricular needs. There are four principles of writing workshop, (1) students will write about their own lives, (2) students will use a consistent writing process, (3) students will work in authentic ways, (4) students will be able to encourage themselves in writing independently. The writing workshop may help students to find their “voice” in writing with less interference from the lecturer. Normally applied in elementary level, writing workshop is now adapted to be employed in higher education. It is become an important trail to facilitate the students in improving writing competency using continuous and integrated steps. This paper is an effort to share a down-to-earth idea of the implementation of writing workshop in higher education.This study exploits quantitative methods using students’ feedback as the data collection technique.  A questionnaire was designed and distributed to 120 university students in English Education Departement at Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. Results revealed that students feedback of the implementation of writing workshop in the class for improving their writing skills were generally positive. Through writing workshop, the writing process becomes more attractive for students. To the lecturers, act as a mentor author, modeling writing techniques and conferring with students as they move through the writing process perceptions give a diverse point of view in improving students’ writing competency. Keywords: writing, writing workshop, college students
The Cohesion and Coherence of the Editorials in The Jakarta Post Prayudha, Prayudha
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
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Concept of discourse involves three dimensions that are as language use, communication of beliefs (human cognition), and interaction in social situation. As a language use, discourse consists of two elements: cohesion and coherence. Discourse is divided into spoken and written discourse. Written discourse such as newspaper is very familiar today. One of the famous newspapers in Indonesia is The Jakarta Post. The most essential article in a newspaper is its editorial. Therefore, the research has been intended to find cohesion and coherence devices of the editorials in The Jakarta Post. In this research, substantive data were texts consisting of cohesion and coherence devices. The sources were editorials in The Jakarta Post May 2011 edition that consisted of 28 editorial articles. The data was analyzed using Identity Method. Results of the analysis showed that editorials in The Jakarta Post May 2011 contain all kinds of cohesion and coherence devices. The editorials contain grammatical cohesion (reference, ellipsis, substitution, conjunction) and lexical cohesion (reiteration and collocation). Coherence devices (repetition, personal reference, transition) are also contained in the data.
Students’ Perspectives on Speaking Anxiety in the English Foreign Language Classroom Khusnia, Aulia Nisa
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
Publisher : Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (185.021 KB) | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v3i2.4988

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Anxious students are often concerned about the impressions that others form of them. When such students are confronted in a classroom with a learning situation that makes them uncomfortable, they may choose to withdraw from the activity. Some learners believe they cannot perform in English and consequently form negative expectations, which in turn lead to decreased effort and the avoidance of opportunities to enhance their communication skills. The goal of this study was to identify those factors, as perceived by students, that may contribute to anxiety, and those factors that may reduce anxiety in an attempt to understand more fully the role that anxiety may play in learning a foreign language. 
Noncanonical Constructions in English and How They Work to Package Information Oktavianti, Ikmi Nur
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 3, No 2 (2016): September
Publisher : Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (194.487 KB) | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v3i2.4989

Abstract

Linguistic construction embodies information that is plausible to be modified in certain context when the speaker wants to emphasize on certain aspect. This is the nature of language users and the construction they produce. Each language is assumed to possess its own various ways of structuring the information spoken or written by the language user. English, for example, which is known as fixed word order language with SVO order has its various ways of structuring the information delivered by the speaker to the interlocutor. Preposing, postposing, and argument reversal are three best ways to indicate which information is prominent in the speaker?s mind so that the hearer will have the same concept as the speaker. Those are included as the alternative ways to construct sentence and propose syntactic choices to the speaker. Information structure has been one of the most intriguing fields of study involving both syntactic and pragmatic analyses. Hence, this paper aims at describing the noncanonical constructions in English and how they work to package information by using the interface of both disciplines.

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