Cohesive Devices Used in Argumentative Essays of Undergraduate EFL Students in Indonesia

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education

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Title Cohesive Devices Used in Argumentative Essays of Undergraduate EFL Students in Indonesia
 
Creator Warna, Dewi
Wijaya, Beni
Sartika, Eka
Riznanda, Winny Agustia
 
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Description ABSTRACTThis study analyzed qualitatively the cohesive devices used in argumentative essays of undergraduate EFL students in South Sumatera, Indonesia. Eighty essays were collected from eight universities in which ten essays were obtained from each. Halliday and Hasan (1976) concept of grammatical cohesion was used as the framework for the analysis of the essays. All the cohesive devices were found. Reference had the highest frequency which is 50.24% of the total cohesive devices followed by conjuction which is 37.34%, lexical cohesion which is 7.7% and ellipsis which is 3.57%. Substitution was the least used type of cohesive device which is only 1.15%. In terms of correctness of using the devices, most of the devices were all used properly. It was revealed that there was still few mistakes of using reference and substitution since they both were frequently used in the essays. Hence, it can be concluded that the students are more familiar with the use of reference and conjunction even though they are able to use the other devices as well.Keywords: cohesive devices, argumentative essay
 
Publisher Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup
 
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Date 2019-12-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journal.iaincurup.ac.id/index.php/english/article/view/1164
10.29240/ef.v3i02.1164
 
Source ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education; Vol 3, No 02 (2019); 125-148
2580-3689
2580-3670
10.29240/ef.v3i02
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journal.iaincurup.ac.id/index.php/english/article/view/1164/pdf
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Dewi Warna, Beni Wijaya, Eka Sartika, Winny Agustia Riznanda
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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