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The Realization of Markedness in Grade XI Students’ Recount Texts in Binjai: Systemic Functional Perspective Supriani, Reni; Rama, Ening Nanda; Sulhaida, Sulhaida; Aswani, Aprilza
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics & Literature) Vol 3, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Bengkulu

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This study is an attempt to report the findings of the realization of types and the dominant type of markedness in Grade XI students’ recount texts departing from textual function in systemic functional perspective. Qualitative content analysis was utilized as the research design in this study. Writing sheets were utilized as the instruments for collecting the data. The data were in the form of clauses taken from 25 recount texts written by grade XI senior high school student of SMA Negeri 1 Binjai. It was found that there were 1416 clauses appeared. Specifically, both marked theme (MT) and unmarked theme (UMT) were also discovered in the data with the occurrences of MT totaling to 210 (25.70%) and UMT had 607 occurrences (74.30%). It leads to the conclusion that there were 2 types of markedness namely marked theme (MT) and unmarked theme (UMT) found. Then, UMT was discoverd as the dominant type of markedness. 
Theme Markedness in EFL Students’ Recount Texts: A Systemic Functional Analysis Hanafiah, Ridwan; Yusuf, Muhammad; Aswani, Aprilza
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 1, No 1: January 2018
Publisher : Association of Language Teachers in Southeast Asia (ALTSA)

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This study is aimed to discover the types and the dominant type of theme markedness in EFL students’ recount texts based on the theory of systemic functional linguistics. Qualitative content analysis approach was utilized in this study. Writing sheets were utilized as the instruments of collecting the data. The data were in the form of clauses taken from 33 recount texts written by second-year students of English literature department of University of Sumatera Utara. Based on the analysis, it was discovered that there were 1144 clauses in the data. Then, in terms of theme markedness, marked theme (MT) had 213 occurrences (18.62%) and unmarked theme (UMT) had 931 occurrences (81.38%). The conclusion can be drawn that there were 2 types of markedness namely marked theme (MT) and unmarked theme (UMT), and the dominant type of theme markedness was unmarked theme (UMT). It means that the students dominantly used unmarked theme in their recount texts.Keywords: markedness, theme, recount text, systemic functional, content analysis