THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF NARRATIVE WRITINGS OF THIRD SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF IKIP PGRI SEMARANG

Februana, Dewi Masyitoh (2014) THEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF NARRATIVE WRITINGS OF THIRD SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF IKIP PGRI SEMARANG. Masters thesis, Diponegoro University.

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Abstract

The study focuses on thematic development in narrative written by the third semester students of IKIP PGRI Semarang. It attempts to describe the Theme-Rheme structures in narrative writings of the third semester English department students of IKIP PGRI Semarang, analyze cross-referential thematic developments, theme reiterations, a brand new themes and empty rheme found in each paragraph. The research is descriptive qualitative. The data were taken by observing and note taking narrative writings of students of the third semester English Department of IKIP PGRI Semarang. There are 90 students of 3 classes and the writer only takes 1 class which consists of 30 students. In analyzing the data, the writer uses distribution methods, those are identifying the occurrence of theme-rheme relation in thematic development by elaborating Theme-rheme structure of the paragraphs, making chart in every text in which cross-referential thematic developments that are shown by the exchange of information between the rheme of previous clause to the theme of the next or subsequent clauses, calculating how many cross-referential thematic developments, theme reiteration, a brand new theme and empty rheme found in each paragraph. From theme analysis, the writer found that there are 496 or 43,26% that belongs to unmarked topical theme, 164 or 14,3% that can be categorized marked topical theme, 254 or 22,14% that contains textual theme and 233 or 20,3% that consists of interpersonal theme. In Thematic Pregression Patterns, the writer found that There are 265 clauses or 42,62% belonged to theme reiterations, 78 clauses or 12,32% included in cross-referential thematic developments of zig-zag pattern, 7 clauses or 1,13% showed cross-referential thematic developments of multiple patterns and 267 clauses or 44 % showed the others. Some students do not use three of Thematic Progression Pattern, it means that they do not write coherently because the clauses are not developed from the preceding Theme and Rheme.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Advisor: Dr.Nurhayati,M.Hum
Uncontrolled Keywords:Theme, Rheme, Thematic Progression, Narrative Paragraph.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:48478
Deposited By:Mahasiswa Magister Linguistik
Deposited On:26 Oct 2016 11:31
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 09:46

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