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Contact Name
Dwi Setiawan
Contact Email
katakita@petra.ac.id
Phone
+62312983066
Journal Mail Official
katakita@petra.ac.id
Editorial Address
Jl. Siwalankerto 121-131
Location
Kota surabaya,
Jawa timur
INDONESIA
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching
ISSN : -     EISSN : 25987801     DOI : 10.9744/katakita
Core Subject : Education,
Kata Kita is a journal dedicated to the publication of students research in the areas of literature, language, and teaching. In the study of language, it covers issues in applied linguistics such as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics, sylistics, corpus linguistics and others. In the area of literature, it covers modern and contemporary literature in English in the forms of printed, screened, aired or performed texts. In the field of teaching, it covers teaching materials and practices, especially those related to English Language Teaching.
Articles 498 Documents
Series of Discrimination: Exploring Discrimination among Children Patricia Tanjung
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 8, No 2 (2020)
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.8.2.135-143

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This series of children’s literature focuses on discrimination among children based on their race, sex, disability, physical attractiveness, and social class. The goal is to find the ways children discriminate against their friends and also the ways they cope with discrimination. To do so, this creative thesis uses the concept of prejudice and discrimination and also the theory of Coping. From the series, it is shown that children can verbally, behaviorally, and relationally discriminate against their friends and that children can use problem-focused coping to cope with discrimination. Therefore, by understanding ways discrimination manifests itself and knowing how to cope with discrimination, children can detect discrimination and learn to cope with it.Keywords: Discrimination, Picture Books, Children’s literature, Realistic fiction
PROMOTIONAL BLOGS FOR [NEW] BOLD MUKU PROJECT Henny S. Tansy; Theophilus J. Riyanto
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 3, No 4 (2015)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.3.4.1-7

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Promotional blogs for [NEW] Bold MUKU Project were inspired by the current situation when Indonesian teenagers have no big interest in reading books because of the digital media. In 2011, a book-sharing movement, Bold MUKU Project, tried to track back Indonesian teenagers’ reading interest and yet did not work successfully due to the unspecific target market, the lack of planning, sources, and member structuring.  Therefore, the promotional blogs must be created based on the interest of the target audience and relevant concepts. The results of the surveys and the concepts of Internet consumer behavior and theory of copywriting by Rob Bowdery are considered to create promotional blogs for [NEW] Bold MUKU Project, that is, the main blog and an Instagram account. The main blog provides information and discussion among the community. The second promotional blog is Instagram as a place to attract viewers to open the main blog. In conclusion, in order to have successful promotional blogs, the contents of the promotional blogs must fit to the target audience’s interests and needs.
Hamilton: An American Founding Father—or an Other? Gabriela Lika Inga Moekoe; Dwi Setiawan
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 9, No 3 (2021)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.9.3.468-474

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Hamilton is a highly successful musical, both critically and commercially, which has been applauded for its revolutionary inclusivity: the musical famously casts people of color, despite its characters being based on historical, living people who were not of color, including the towering figures of America’s ‘founding fathers’. A group of critics, however—minor yet nonetheless vital voices—have denounced this as superficial diversity that perpetuates the erasure of people of color from history; as no main character is based on a historical person of color. While certain writers and reviewers have offered rebuttals, there is yet to be critical exposition that the character Hamilton himself, rather than a representation of the founding father, is instead a representation of what postcolonialists term ‘the other’; therefore making the work the opposite of an erasure of societally othered minority groups. As such, this paper examines, and later finds, that Hamilton’s Hamilton is indeed the epitome—and thus a prime representation, signaling undeniable presence—of the other in the text. Keywords: Musical Theater, American Literature, Postcolonialism, The Other, Immigrants.
A Brochure For ABC Christian Elementary School Magdalena Felicia
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 6, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.6.2.180-185

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Promotional tools are crucial in helping a company to promote them. Brochure is what ABC Christian Elementary School need right now to help them promote their school during the open house and education fair. ABC Christian Elementary School’s target market are middle upper class people. They do not have brochure for their elementary school and this has created problems during the education fair and open house. Therefore, I make them a brochure in Indonesian and English version as effective and informative promotion tools. This way the school can attract more potential customers to join the school. 
Bella’s Anxieties in the Twilight Saga: New Moon Monica Rachmat; Theophilus J Riyanto
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.1.1.%p

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This paper tries to deal with the causes of Bella’s anxieties and the ways Bella overcomes them in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. To analyze the causes, I use two theories of anxiety; they are reality and neurotic anxiety. The two causes of Bella’s anxieties are insecure environment and traumatic experience. Bella uses four defense mechanisms to overcome her anxieties. They are denial, sublimation, acting out, and fixation. Bella denies her reality anxiety by denying her loneliness in the insecure environment. Besides, she uses acting out in order to release her reality anxiety and convert it to pleasure and satisfaction. Then she sublimates her anxiety into something useful, through studying. She is also fixating her anxiety to overcome both her reality and neurotic anxiety.
A SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS ON THE PERCEIVED MEANINGS OF COCA COLA “ANTHEM” VIDEO COMMERCIAL Melita Leo; Esther H Kuntjara
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.5.1.8-14

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This study observes the perceived meanings produced by young adult (18 to 30 years old) and older (50 to 65 years old) respondents as respondents from different age group can produce different perceived meanings from each other. The writer’s finding is that in perceiving, young adult respondents tend to emphasize on Coca Cola’s emotional roles. On the other hand, the older respondents emphasize on Coca Cola’s physical roles. 
Language Styles Used in Secondate's Instagram Captions from 1 July to 27 December 2021 Sella Berliana Utomo; Flora Debora Floris
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 10, No 2 (2022)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.10.2.179-184

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This study aims to find out the language styles used by Secondate in the Instagram account captions. The writers did this study to find the language styles based on word choice in the Instagram account captions for the product Milky Gel Lip Tint. The writers used the theory of gaya bahasa berdasarkan pilihan kata or language styles based on word choice by Keraf (2006), which utilizes three indicators, namely sentence length, structure, and vocabulary. The writers also referred to the theory of syntax by Chaer (2007) and the theory of standard Indonesian by Prihantini (2015). The research was done using a qualitative approach. It was found that Secondate had many informal and conversational language styles and rarely used the formal language style in their Instagram captions
Identifying the Factors that Attract Ciputra and Petra Christian University Students as a New Target Market to Come to Xiang Fu Hai of Vasa Hotel Surabaya on Weekdays Magdalena Patricia
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 7, No 3 (2019)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.7.3.295-301

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Xiang Fu Hai is a Chinese restaurant of Vasa Hotel Surabaya which has started its business from 2017. Even though Xiang Fu Hai has already established for 2 years, Xiang Fu Hai has a low number of customers on weekdays. However, on weekends, this Chinese restaurant is always full of customers. Xiang Fu Hai cannot depend on the existing customers and has to find a new target market which is university students. A marketing research for a new target market is needed to know the factors that can attract them to come to Xiang Fu Hai. The marketing research help Xiang Fu Hai to create offers which match with the university students needs and demand, and the offers can run effectively and successfully. By having a marketing research, the company has the base to make right offers, so they will not waste much time and money for trials and errors. Keywords: customer, new target market, university students, marketing research, offers.
A VIDEO GUIDELINE ON GIVING INFORMATION: A SOLUTION FOR THE RECEPTIONISTS’ LACK OF ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS AT THE ALANA HOTEL SURABAYA Agnes Kiong; Jusuf I Ibrahim
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 2, No 3 (2014)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.2.3.1-5

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During my internship at an apartment equivalent to a three-star hotel, I found that the receptionists, who were mostly graduates from vocational high schools in hospitality major, had difficulty in giving information to foreign guests in English appropriately. As a result, the receptionists made the guests dissatisfied and unable to give a satisfactory service. From this communication problem, I thought that a video guideline on giving information in English would be the best solution for the problem. A guideline in a video will help the receptionists easier to learn about the guideline because they can just easily watch the role plays and listen the conversation. This video guideline which contains the steps and procedures for asking and giving information about check ins, hotel facilities, and check outs in English will help the receptionists to handle foreign guests appropriately and help hotels to maintain their customers by giving satisfactory services to the guests. 
Lexical Errors Produced by High And Low Proficiency Learners of Writing 2 Classes Ellara Yusea Ananda; Henny Putri Saking Wijaya
Kata Kita: Journal of Language, Literature, and Teaching Vol 9, No 2 (2021)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.9.2.180-186

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This study was conducted to find out the types of lexical errors that high and low proficiency learners produced in their writing, and find the differences and similarities from the production of the two groups. To answer the research questions, the writers used the theory by James (2013) about lexical error classification. This study was a qualitative study. The sources of the data of this study were the lexical errors from 32 writing drafts. The writers divided the students into two groups: eight students from high proficiency level and eight students from low proficiency level. The findings showed that the high proficiency learners produced five types of formal errors and four types of semantic errors, while the low proficiency learners produced two types of formal errors and six types of semantic errors. In conclusion, the high and the low proficiency learners’ lexical error productions are due to the learners’ lack of knowledge in sense relation and collocation, and the learners’ wrong terms of near-synonyms production.Keywords: lexical errors, high proficiency learners, low proficiency learners, error analysis

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