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AlphabetAlphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies
Published by Universitas Brawijaya
ISSN : 2615630X     EISSN : 26156296     DOI : 10.21776/ub.alphabet
Alphabet is an open-access, biannual journal aimed at advancing and disseminating the state-of-the-art knowledge on language, literary and cultural studies. It instills the etymological spirit of the word alphabetos which means learning or lore acquired through reading. Reading, in this context, shall be understood as a process of critically examining or questioning the existing ideas and issues so as to offer alternative answers. In choosing articles for publication, Alphabet prefers manuscripts that present new ideas in the disciplines, originated from empirical, theoretical, and methodological research within both a single discipline and those that sub- or multi-disciplines. It encourages a high standard of scholarship, written in clear and straightforward organization without requiring that authors alter their analytical style and writing voice.
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Change the name of your Android device rosari J
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 2, No 1 (2019)
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We'll learn how to modify the name of an Android device in device settings in this tutorial. In addition, we'll show you how to alter the WiFi Direct and Hotspot network names, as well as the Bluetooth connection name, on Android devices.For sharing internet data and transferring files from one device to another, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are the most often utilized ways of connectivity on smartphones. When you use your Android phone or tablet to scan for a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection, you'll see either a generic or personalized name for the identified devices. If you're new to Android, this quick guide will show you how to give your phone or tablet a unique name that will appear when other devices search for it. Let's look at how to modify the name of a WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile hotspot, or tethering device.Setting up a device name for WiFi and Bluetooth connections is straightforward, which is why I call it a beginner's instruction. Please don't go any farther if you're an experienced Android user. All of the choices are already available in the phone settings; I'll just show you how to access them.
Critical Thinking Questions in the Reading Section of EFL Textbooks Sri Yuliana; Novalita Fransisca Tungka
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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In this article, we discuss how far EFL textbooks used as teaching materials for second grade students in senior high schools in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi province, accommodate critical thinking skill in the textbook’s reading comprehension section. The assumption underlying this discussion is that an ideal EFL textbook is supposed to meet the needs to accommodate critical thinking skill as one of the required skills in the 21st century. In doing so, Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and four levels of comprehension were used to examine the questions level and which level of reading comprehension each question falls into. The sources of data were two commercially published and one government-published EFL textbooks. The discussion in this paper leads to which EFL textbook accommodates critical thinking skill in the form of WH questions in its reading comprehension section.
Strategies to Promote Student's Autonomous Reading Motivation Haninah Haninah; Alies Poetri Lintangsari
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Reading English text is challenging for senior high school students, therefore the teacher has to provide effective strategies to motivate the students to read more. This study aims to identify the teacher’s strategies called Independent Study to promote student's autonomous reading motivation. It is a case study using triangulation data involving the English teacher and 27 students of the 12th Grade of SMKN 1 Batu majoring in Hospitality Management. The data were collected from interviews, observations, and questionnaires based on Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results pointed out that the teacher applied all of the strategies of SDT teaching dimensions (autonomy support, structure, and involvement) which were effective to encourage students reading motivation. It is proven by the results of two questionnaires: (1) Teacher as Social Context Questionnaire (TASC) indicating that students' perceptions on teaching dimensions were good and (2) Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ) indicating that the students had both extrinsic (external and identified regulation) and intrinsic reading motivation.
Mormonism as the Form of Exceptionalism in American Frontier Nopita Trihastutie
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Frontier is a movement beyond the patronage of cultural life expression occurred in the Western America during the colonial period to the early twentieth century. The frontier periods evolved romance and vio-lence that resulted in an exceptionalism, a special term in the life of religious denomination in America. It was particularly when visions of paradise overwhelmed the 19th century America in the time of the emer-gence of Mormonism. This study focuses on how Mormonism represents the exceptionalism in the fron-tier experience. This study corresponds to one of Wilhelm Dilthey’s hermeneutics that emphasizes on the interpretation as the primary method to validate one’s sense of historical moments and cultural contexts. The findings reveal two major things: first, Mormon peoples and their religious practices in the Old West can be considered as a distinctive religious revival to the historical model of the frontier. Second, Mor-monism cannot be generalized as Christianity or as one of the Christian denominations. Instead, Mormon religious philosophy and practices mark the existence of exceptionalism in the frontier experience.
Perception of Plagiarism among Students of Higher Education in Indonesia Fatimah Fatimah; Istiqomah Wulandari
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Many definitions of plagiarism fall under the core concept of any activity in using, imitating or owning partially or completely of ideas, thoughts, works, and organizations from others without appropriate cita-tion and acknowledgement. Since this academic dishonesty has negative impacts, it needs to be overcome. The present researchers believe that student in Study Program of English, Brawijaya University are at risk of committing plagiarism. Therefore, this present research attempts to investigate the students’ perception of plagiarism in Study Program of English. The students’ perception investigated in this research deals with the students’ understanding on what actions that they categorize as plagiarism. This research employs descriptive quantitative approach since the data are obtained from the questionnaire, which is adapted from a questionnaire proposed by Marshall and Gary (2005).The participants of this study are 154 sixth semester students in Research Proposal Writing course. The results prove that they have basic concept of plagiarism and know how to put them accordingly to the academic regulation of how to cite other works in order not to commit plagiarism. However, the idea of self-plagiarism is not fully understood by the students.
Local Wisdom and Identity Represented by Pudak Elisabeth Christine Yuwono; Listia Natadjaja
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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As an archipelago, Indonesia is rich in cultures that exist and grow in its unique regions. It could be influenced by people's habits, thoughts, acts, and geographical characteristics, creating certain values, rec-ognized as local wisdom. Gresik, a small city at the edge of East Java northern coast, has distinctive features; one of them is its traditional snack: Pudak. Traditional snacks are typical because they can be found only in specific regions. As a traditional snack, Pudak has a unique package made of natural material, that is ope. As a cultural product, Pudak and its packaging have interesting local values. This research shows that the making process, packaging materials, and packaging process of Pudak which are the local wisdom and the identity of Gresik. This identity is important because in this globalization era, many people do not know or even care about the cultural meaning of traditional snacks.
Satire Narrative of Environmental Issues in Jostein Gaarder’s The World According to Anna Rahmawati Nur Azizah
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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This paper aims to present of how climate problem and literature in Jostein Gaarder's The World According to Anna is portrayed, argued, and related to each other. Approaching through Ecocriticism, the result of the analysis shows that there are several environmental issues appearing in the novel. These are concerning oil vanishing, plant and animal extinction, drought and famine. Gaarder presents the environmental issues both in a satire and connects it with a political and economic system as well. Whereas Gaarder inclines to accept commonsense in Orientalism outlook in his way to describe the Middle East and Europe, the novel uses the Aladdin's letter and his ring in terms of the ethical messages. In such a way, both are considered as the inheritance to the next generation in an effort of preserving biological
Positive-Self and Negative-Other Representation in the Online News Behind Indonesia’s Anti-Chinese Riots and Indonesia Turns Its Chinese into Scapegoats Kiantoro Andiek Setiawan; Nurul Chojimah; Ismatul Khasanah
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Anti-Chinese riots (1998) was reported in Behind Indonesia’s Anti-Chinese Riot and Indonesia Turns Its Chinese into Scapegoats. This study aims to reveal the ways how lexical choices in articles constructed positive-self [henceforth (+)] and negative-other [henceforth (-)] representation. Van Dijk’s Critical Dis-course Analysis was used specifically on the lexical choice to analyze discourse. The socialism and liberal-ism theories were examined to analyze cognition and the history of Chinese Indonesians in Indonesia was explored to analyze society. Finding shows the article uses biased lexical choices. The articles represent Chinese Indonesian as a victim; Indonesian Government, Police, Military, Press, Moslem as a provocateur; and Native Indonesians as a prosecutor. Also, the articles present social and liberal ideology. Hence, the readers must be aware of the representation since it can shape their belief.
Multicultural Indonesia Reflected in Hendri Teja’s Tan Novel Sri Utami Budi; Henny Indarwaty
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Reading a literary work might give us an idea of the situations of society in a particular time. In the sociology of literature, this phenomenon is referred as a mirror of an age. This means that a literary work does not simply describe the conditions of a society, but also values the tradition of a society. Taking Tan novel as its object, this study to see the description of Indonesia’s condition, at the time when the novel was composed by Hendri Teja. Alan Swingewood and Diana Laurenson’s idea which sees literary work is the reflection of the age are used as an approach to this study. The data which were taken from the novel were analized by relating them to the secondary data taken from articles discussing the situation of society depicted in the novel. The study concluded that the description in Tan novel does not only resemble Indonesian conditions but it also portrays values in the society, i.e. plurality in religion and social class and general agreement in decision making. The way the society value multiculturalism reflects the greatness of Indonesian people to accept the difference and their practicing of democratic system. In addition, this study also found out that this novel also criticize long running problem between the working class and the capital owner in Indonesian society.
Slametan and Tradition in Pengakuan Pariyem: An Expression of Equality in Javanese Culture Scarletina Vidyayani Eka; Rosana Hariyanti; Arcci Tusita
Alphabet: A Biannual Academic Journal on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Pengakuan Pariyem is a controversial novel portraying a confession of Pariyem, a woman living in Javanese culture. Through this novel, we are able to see Javanese culture from the eyes of a Javanese woman. This paper presents an analysis on Javanese tradition, more specifically the practice of slametan in Javanese culture as it is depicted in the novel. There are ideals of life shown in Javanese culture and tradition. Slametan and the use of food in it suggest equal relations among people in Javanese culture. The equality is built to maintain the conformity to achieve harmony among these people.  Even though the equality has contradictory sides, Pariyem is able to actively engage as a subject in her society and live harmoniously in it.