Morphosyntactic Analysis of Inconsistent Formation of English Words, Phrases, and Sentences
Ambalegin, Melly Siska Suryani
Available Online December 2018.
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- Formation, inconsistency, morphosyntactic
- Thisqualitative descriptive research wasa morphosyntactic analysis that discussed about morphological and syntactical formation of English words, phrases and sentences. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of rules of words, phrases, and sentences formation in English. It concerned to the inconsistencies in the formation of words, phrases, or sentences that had not been widely described in English textbooks in terms of morphology and syntax. The data were collected used observational method and nonparticipatory technique. Then, the data were analyzed by using referential identity method. The theory used refers to the theories of Yule and Finegan. Furthermore, the results of data analysis are presented descriptively. The result of the research showed the inconsistency of English words, phrases, and sentences formation. The inconsistent formations of English words occurred in regular plural noun formation, irregular plural noun formation, verb formation, suffixingformation, numeral formation, and possession formation. The inconsistent formations of English noun phrases occurred in phrase made of noun and noun, present participle adjective modifying noun, and phrase made of noun and adjective. The inconsistent formations of English sentences occurred in the formation of question tag, if conditional, and question, the use ofsingular and plural verbs in sentences formed by either…or..., modal auxiliary, object pronoun in sentences formed by neither… nor…, verb be and an article in collective noun, the and adjective, and to and present participle in the sentences. This proved that the words, phrases, and sentences whose formations did not follow the common formulation were formed inconsistently.
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TY - CONF AU - Ambalegin AU - Melly Siska Suryani PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Morphosyntactic Analysis of Inconsistent Formation of English Words, Phrases, and Sentences BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 472 EP - 478 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.102 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.102 ID - Ambalegin2018/12 ER -