A comparative study of tenor in the texts of melbourne city article in infinity holidays brochure and travel point brochure (based on systemic functional linguistics)
Sri Hastuti - C.1304042 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa
2006. This is a qualitative research employing a descriptive and comparative method. The analysis aims to find out and compare the tenor in article texts of Melbourne city.
The sources of data in the article texts of Melbourne city were taken from Infinity Holidays brochure and Travel Point brochure in new edition 2005-2006. The data were the clauses in the forms of lexicogrammar, cohesion, text structure and genre. The researcher used a total sampling technique since the data used in this research were all clauses taken from the texts.
This research was conducted by analyzing the data through the description of lexicogrammar, cohesion, text structure and genre, which further it was to define the tenor consisting of status, contact and affect of both texts. At last, this research was aimed at looking for some similarities and differences between them.
From the data analysis, it can be concluded that the status, which refers to the relative position of the participants in the text, is equal. It can be seen from the use of dominant indicative declarative clauses functioning proposition.
The contact, which refers to the readability and familiarity of language used in the text, is considered high. The texts are easy to understand when they are regarded to the target readers. It can be proved by the employment of simplex clauses, dominant simplex nominal and verbal group, logical relation, text structure etc of the texts. Furthermore, the involvement of readers in the texts can be found through the use of personal pronoun, the employment of proposal and logical relation.
The affect of both texts shows positive judgment of the writers to the readers and the promoted city. This is shown by the application of positive polarity, attitudinal lexis, type of clauses, thematic system, MOOD system and genre of both texts.
Based on the lexicogrammar description, there are many similarities which are applied in both texts such as MOOD system which functions to give information, the employment of dominant simplex nominal group, simplex verbal group, material process and attributive relational process. Besides, both texts also apply the same genre, that is description genre. The differences between the two texts can be seen through clause system, text 1 employs more complex clause, while text 2 employs more simplex clause. Then, the other differences can be found in the term of interdependency and logico semantic relation, polarity, metaphor, thematic system