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Leksika: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra dan Pengajarannya Vol 5, No 2 (2011)
Publisher : University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.30595/lks.v5i2.2212


Plot, the ―sequence of interrelated events‖ (Foster in Pickering and Hoeper 1981:14), is a building element of literary works. This literary element assists in text reading and interpretation processes because the element shows the sequences of interrelated events that help in understanding text development. In the processes of text reading and text interpretation, plot is commonly analyzed literarily with the specific concern only to the elemental sequences of a plot. The concern to the sequences makes the plot analysis as the description of a certain construction, a text structure. Actually, plot analysis could also be conducted linguistically by analyzing certain linguistic elements and the contribution of these linguistic elements to plot description, as discussed in stylistics.The appearances of the stylistic and structural methods require two analysis types: the linguistic and the literary analyses. The stylistic method covers the linguistic analyses of the lexical items and their semantic sense relations, and the structural method covers a literary discussion on the plot sequences of the three texts. The linguistic based and literary based analyses are interrelated each other by the description of the semantic sense relations of the chosen lexical items in order to describe the sequencing of the texts‘ plot.Based on the analysis, the three Doyle‘s detective short stories are built from similar plot sequences. Each sequence is also composed from some other similar features which are arranged in a similar chronology. In summary, three plot sequences –exposition, action and climax— are built from two main features, and the other two plot sequences –resolution and conclusion— are developed by three composing features. Exposition consists of the narrative of a pre undisturbed situation and the narrative of the crime. Action consists of the deducting efforts prior to the crime scene investigation and the described actions taken during the crime scene investigation. Climax is the revelation of the tools used in the murders and the murderers themselves. Resolution shows the crime solving by mentioning the relationship of the information in the introduction, particularly the second part, and the actions taken in the Action. Conclusion ends the stories by stating punishment for the guilty murderers, the reward for the victims or the falsely accused participants and the common conclusion for public consumption. Among the five, a close similarity is seen in three plot sequences: exposition, action and resolution. Their relation is proven by the similar lexical items used in the features of the three plot sequences. The similarity causes a linkage of logics of a detective story.
Leksika: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra dan Pengajarannya Vol 9, No 2 (2015)
Publisher : University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.30595/lks.v9i2.12


The study suggests how figurative language is related to the description of characterization in children litera-ture. To ensure that the indirectness of the figurative language actually helps describing characterizations further, the study focuses on the description of the simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and irony (Rozakis, 1999) of the main characters of Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose. The analysis on the figura-tive language uses is used as the base for interpreting the story’s characterization. It reveals that figurative language describes characterization relating to the information on the characters’ mental and physical attrib-utes. Each of the figurative language categories describes the characterization in certain way in order to make the particular abstract concepts for characterization detailed and concrete. In that case, with the help of figu-rative language, the story may be comprehended better by young readers. Keywords: figurative language, characterization, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, irony
Working with Corpora: Increasing Students’ Stylistic Awareness of English Academic Writing Laily Martin
Proceedings of ISELT FBS Universitas Negeri Padang Vol 2 (2014): Proceedings of 2nd International Seminar on English Language Teaching (ISELT)
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Padang

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This study attempts to show that working with corpora may help students writing their theses individually and more independently. The objectives are to describe the process of working with own corpora and the benefits by referring to information related to corpus analysis, stylistic analysis, and language awareness, within the context of English academic writing. This study reveals that introducing students to corpus and stylistic analyses helps students to be more aware of academic English commonly used in academic articles with more independent efforts. To gain this, they started the process by choosing their own preferred article source, then collecting, at least, three sample articles related to the field being discussed, and comparing the text structure and the discourse specifically used in the texts. To gather and process texts automatically, they were introduced to Antconc program and, to inspect the language uses in the academic texts manually, they were also introduced to basic stylistic analysis skill. From the study, it can be seen that introducing students to the work and uses of corpora does not only help them write more independently but also make them more attentive and motivated to learn English usages since showing student to works with model writings and allowing them to experiment with the chosen models decrease the writing pressures which are usually caused by the lack of knowledge about various helps to write thesis more effectively. 
Indonesian Islamic Children’s Literature: the Lexical Choices in the Religious Teachings Laily Martin
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

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The study discusses Islamic religious teachings presented in the Indonesian Islamic children’s literature through the uses of the lexical choices. The discussion covers the religious concepts and practices. For the purpose, the data were taken from five sample children story books of Seri Kalimat thoyyibah which is written by and translated by an Indonesians. The lexical choices presenting the Islamic religious teachings were analyzed by implementing the corpus method and using semantic theories of semantic field and relations. The analysis was also seen from the perspective of the characters’ age by referring to the idea of children psycholinguistic development. The findings show that the lexical choices presenting the concepts of Islamic teachings are mostly unsuited the age of the children characters, as well as the children target readers. This raises concern on the stories comprehensibility. On the other hand, the verb choices describing Islamic practices are friendlier to children readers.
Identity and Social Status in Language Used: An Explorative Study on Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner Tonight Dian Rianita; Laily Martin
Andalas International Journal of Socio-Humanities Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020)
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Universitas Andalas

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Language usage has functions to express ideas, and simultaneously can promote the speakers’ identities and social status. Identity markers such as race, gender, class and ethnicity have important roles to choose language used. This paper explores the correspondence between language, identity and social status as exposed in a classic film entitled “Guess who’s coming to dinner tonight” released in 1967. The utterance of the characters in the movie will be analyzed in order to illustrate the vital role of language as a part of promoting the speaker's identity and social status. The study also emphasizes language choice, such as specific vocabulary, and share attitude when discussing a sensitive topic. As a finding, there are significant points that language use inevitably promotes the speakers' social identity due to their academic backgrounds and beliefs.