Process Types of Transitivity System in English Department Students’ Narrative Texts
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- process, transitivity system, narrative text, systemic functional, teaching Writing
The present study is aimed at discovering the process types of transitivity system in English department students’ narrative texts and its pedagogical implementation in teaching writing. Qualitative content analysis was utilized as the design of the research and the instrument used was writing sheet. The data were taken from clauses in narrative texts written by 24 students of English education study program of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara. The data were analyzed by using transitivity in systemic functional grammar theory proposed by Halliday. The findings show that there are 801 clauses in the data and the six types of process were also discovered. The dominant process type found was material process totalling to 427 occurrences (53.3%) followed successively by the occurrences of mental (139 or 17.3%), relational (124 or 15.4%), verbal (58 or 7.2%), behavioral (24 or 3.6%), and existential process (24 or 3%). The pedagogical implementation is that the lecturer has to apply adequate technique and approach, and give some students more practice since they missed to present dialogue to represent verbal process in their narrative text.
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TY - CONF AU - Tengku Thyrhaya Zein AU - Tengku Silvana Sinar AU - Nurlela Nurlela AU - Muhammad Yusuf PY - 2019/02 DA - 2019/02 TI - Process Types of Transitivity System in English Department Students’ Narrative Texts BT - Proceedings of the Sixth of International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 149 EP - 155 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.21 DO - 10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.21 ID - Zein2019/02 ER -