Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018)

Transitivity Systems Analysis of English for Vocational High School (SMK) of Sosorgadong Textbook for Grade X and Its Relevance to English Language Teaching

Authors
Gusman Keizer Bondar, I Wayan Dirgeyasa Tangkas, Eddy Setia
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Gusman Keizer Bondar
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Lexicogrammar, transitivity, process types, relevance, English teaching and learning processes
Abstract
This paper deals with transitivity systems analysis of English for Vocational High School (SMK) of Sosorgadong Textbook for Grade X. The analysis uses systemic functional linguistics (SFL) theory (Halliday1) as the main theoretical framework, following the top-down approach to analysis. There are two problems proposed in this paper, i.e. about (1) the transitivity systems elements that characterize English for SMK 1 Textbook for Grade X, and (2) the relevance of transitivity elements (Process and Circumstance) with the English teaching and learning processes. By using the theory of SFL, it can be described (as qualitative descriptive method of research), that in all Units of reading texts in the English textbook there were 238 clauses selected methodologically to be analyzed. In these clauses, all Process Types can be found with varieties of the usage. It is found that in all units of reading texts, Material Process types was the dominant type used, i.e. (48.6%), followed by Relational Process type (27,2%), Mental Process (18.6%) Verbal Process type 8,4%, and Behavioral and Existentional 7.0% each respectively. Related to the circumstance, the dominant one is Circumstance of Location (Time and Place = 37.7%). For the participant, it is related to the process exists in the text, i.e. Actor for Participant 1 and Goal for Paticipant 2. Research problem two deals with the results of the research that have relevance with the English teaching and learning processes. Systemic linguists do not separate language and society. Language is realized through text; this implies that texts do not have intrinsic meanings since meaning emerges according to the way texts are used in social contexts. The language chosen to express a particular meaning determines the way in which that meaning is perceived. As a result, the roles of clause where it consists of transitivity system and as the most complete language unit determine meaning expressed to the receiver.
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