Macora, Yuliana Dg
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THE PROBLEMS OF DISCOURSE MARKERS AND COHERENCE IN THE GRADUATE’S THESES OF SINTUWU MAROSO UNIVERSITY Macora, Yuliana Dg
Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching Vol 2, No 1 (2016): Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching
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The present study went under the issue of discourse markers (hereafter DMs) as text forming devices in English discourse. This topic selection as an object of investigation was motivated by some facts. Firstly, this linguistics item was seldom taught specifically to students in lecturing, so students only know a few of English DMs. Secondly, in the last three decades, researches on developing the theory of DMs as a text forming devices were reinvestigated for many types of text, which previously only a cursory examination. Lastly, these items did not have a uniform system in the former researches. They have the distinction of correlation between propositional meaning and contextual meaning as well as other factors . This study aimed to investigate the problems of discourse markers usage in build coherence in the graduates? these of English Education Study Program of Sintuwu Maroso University. The data were taken from the Background section of Chapter I of the 5 sellected graduates? theses as the sample of the study. The result of this research revealed that the graduates could employ the four types of DMs in their theses, although there are some markers were not included in Fraser?s theory (1999, 2009), for instance if, such as, as well as, like, for, so that, and as. The result of analysis also showed that the lack, the misplacement and the inappropriateness ofusing DMs indeed affected the flow of graduates? theses writing and made them less coherent.Keywords: discourse markers, coherence, thesis
COMPENSATION AS A STRATEGY IN TEACHING READING TO EFL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Pasumbu, Hartini A.; Macora, Yuliana Dg
Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching Vol 4, No 1 (2018): Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching
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This study aims to: 1) analyze the application of compensation strategy in teaching reading ; and 2) identify the students? achievement level in reading using compensation strategy to the Eighth Grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Poso Pesisir. The research method is descriptive qualitative research. The data are the teacher and students? interaction, and the students? achievement. The samples are the Eighth Grade students SMP N 1 Poso Pesisir consist of 22 students. The qualitative data were obtained by doing observation and taking field notes. The result from the test evaluation, the students got good marks. It means that the students understood the text. They can answer their test correctly. In the time, the use of compensation strategies can help the students in guessing difficult words, so when the researchers gave them the test, they understood of how to answer it. Hence it can be concluded that compensation strategy through guessing intelligently is one of teaching aid that the students and the teacher need it in order to maintain interest and motivation, and increasing their understanding in reading descriptive text.Keywords: compensation, teaching reading, literacy practice, EFL junior highschool students
MISUNDERSTANDING IN SPEECH ACT PERFORMED BY SPEAKER AND HEARER FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES Macora, Yuliana Dg
Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching Vol 3, No 1 (2017): Sintuwu Maroso Journal of English Teaching
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This paper presents the analysis of misunderstanding occurred in conversations which is caused different misinterpretation of speech act between the speaker and hearer that come from different cultures. Misunderstanding occurred in the conversation causes various emotional effect to the hearer, for example feeling happy, funny, embarrassed, sorry, or has self-assumption and impression of the speaker?s utterance. The data are taken from Facebook chatting, then they are analyzed under the theories of pragmatics area, especially speech act theory of Austin (1955). Therefore, this paper will try to convey how the misinterpretation of speech act labels affects the participants in the conversation.Keywords: speech acts, conversation, misunderstanding