Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)

Linguistic Features and Local Wisdom Content in EFL Student's Narrative Texts

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T. Zein, T. Sinar, Ms Nurlela
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T. Zein
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.22How to use a DOI?
Keywords
linguistic features; local wisdom; narrative text; systemic functional grammar
Abstract

This study is aimed to investigate linguistic features and local wisdom content in EFL students' narrative texts and its pedagogical implementation. This study employed qualitative content analysis method as the research design. Writing sheet was used as the instrument of the research. The data were taken from narrative text written by 25 EFL students of STKIP Tapanuli Selatan under the theme of folktales from North Sumatera. The data were analyzed by using experiential function in systemic functional grammar theory to identify linguistic features of the text and Sibarani's concept to discover kinds of local wisdom content in the text. The findings present that there are 12 different titles of folktales found in the data. In term of linguistic features of the text, it is commonly found that most of the students have difficulties in distinguishing the use of past tense or present tense which includes regular and irregular verbs, and the missing of dialogue existence. From local wisdom content, the characteristics illustrated from the texts are keeping promise, obedience to parents, honesty, being not arrogant, and patience. The implication is the students' are not able to write narrative texts properly due to some missing linguistic features and they could not identify local wisdom contents in it. Then, it is also suggested that students do more practices in writing this text and lecturers should take a deep attention in teaching this text so that students can understand and use linguistic features, and insert local wisdom content in narrative text.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-411-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.22How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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