Conjunctive Relation (Cr) Analysis in News, Feature, and Editorial Of Online Newspapers: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach

Oleh :
Helmi Fatmarian - C0307031 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa

2011. This research is a qualitative research employing descriptive method. The data of the research are linguistic aspects of CR use in the selected articles such as CR forms, meanings, roles, and clauses. Meanwhile, the sources of data are selected articles of the three online newspapers – http://thejakartapost.com, http://thejakartaglobe.com, and http://tempointeractive.com – i. e. in news, feature, and editorial columns and disaster-themed. This research was conducted through Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) approach by analyzing the sources of data. The data were taken using total sampling technique then the data descriptions were interpreted. The interpretation of the data was employed to determine the CR forms, meanings, and roles; investigate the influences of CR use on language style and text structure; and find out the reasons of using those CRs in the articles. The finding of this research reveals that the results complete the variants of CR forms and meanings in news, feature, and editorial of online newspapers; all types of CR: conjunction, continuative, and logical metaphor could function both externally and internally; the roles of employed CR determine the text structure and micro genres of news, feature, and editorial that are simultaneously united and build up the macro genres of the texts; and the employed CR also determines the language style of news, feature, and editorial, such as external conjunction and logical metaphor.