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A Comparative Analysis On Engagement Of Two Texts Exposing Us Armies Urinating Corpses Of Dead Afghan ( Based On Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach)


Oleh :
Astrid Herera - C.1310002 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa

This study attempts to find out the types of engagement employed in two texts exposing US Armies Urinating Corpses of Dead Afghan, to find out the most dominant type of engagement in the texts and to find out the reason why the most dominant type of engagement is used in the texts. This study used descriptive qualitative method with total sampling technique. This study used primary and secondary data. The primary data of this study covers types of engagements found in the text. The secondary data covers the information about profile of The Jakarta Post as daily newspaper online, as mass media and Islamic background of both writers related to US Armies Urinating Corpses of Dead Afghan issue. The data and source data of this research were two texts of Readers Forum of The Jakarta Post newspaper online. The first text is entitled “Marine abuse may dent peace talk” by Mc. Gynt Roemalean from Jakarta, and the second text is entitled “ The Marines’ inhuman incident” by Khawaja Umer Farooq from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The result shows that both texts use types of engagement: monogloss and heterogloss covering projection (proclaim), modality (entertain) and concession (disclaim). In the first text, the most dominant type of engagement is heterogloss covering 42% projection (proclaim), 42 % modality (entertain). Meanwhile, the second text, the most dominant type of engagement is heterogloss covering 39% projection (proclaim), 23% modality (entertain) and 23% concession (disclaim).The first and second texts only use 16% monogloss and 15 % monogloss, meaning both texts employs more objectivity The reason of the most dominant type of engagement used in both texts is related to Islamic background of both writers. The writer of the first text is from Indonesia and Indonesia is the largest Muslims in the world. The writer of the second is from Saudi Arabia a country where Islam was born. Meanwhile, US Armies Urinating Corpses of Dead Afghan incident happened in Afghanistan,. also an Islamic country dominated by Taliban. Because of the writers’ Islamic background, heterogloss dominates both texts to respond the issue objectively in order to hide the fact that both writers are from Islamic background.