Lexical Cohesion Found in Students' Argumentative Essays

Wellysmeini, Wellysmeini (2017) Lexical Cohesion Found in Students' Argumentative Essays. Universitas Jambi, 1 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1234 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purposes of this study are to find lexical cohesion in high graded and low graded students’ argumentative essays, and to find similarities and differences between them. The present study uses combination of lexical cohesion taxonomy as proposed by Halliday and Hasan (1976, 1989) and Halliday and Matthiensen (2014). The lexical cohesion items consist of repetition, synonymy, antonymy, hyponym, superordinate, and meronymy. The data of this research are derived from students’ essays which were written for their semester test assignment in the third semester. From 35 essays, only 10 essays were taken for the sample of this study with the consideration of scores given by two raters. The essays are divided into two categories, i.e., high graded and low graded essays. By using descriptive qualitative, the result shows that from both level of writing are found all lexical cohesion types (repetition, synonymy, hyponymy, superodinate, antonymy, and meronym. The similarities of both level of writing regarding the use of lexical cohesion are that basically both groups of essays share all types of lexical cohesion which repetition as the most used type, and share similar number of superordinate. The difference of them is that high graded essays share higher occurrences of lexical cohesion rather than low graded essays.

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Wellysmeini
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 03:42
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 03:42
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/1299

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