Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

Students’ Expression of Attitude on Covid-19-Related Composition: A Study on Martin and White’s Appraisal System

Authors
Laily Maulida Septiana Harti, Kurniawati
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Laily Maulida Septiana Harti
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.159How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Attitude, students’ writing, Covid-19 topic, Appraisal
Abstract

This study investigates Attitude, one of the sub-system of Appraisal, in the students’ expository writing, especially on Covid-19-related topic. Seven student compositions from Expository and Analytical Writing course conducted in a state university in Surabaya were selected purposefully to undergo the analysis. To evaluate students’ feelings and emotion regarding the pandemic conveyed in their compositions, Appraisal theory by Martin and White (2005), an analytical framework within the Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) for interpersonal meanings, is used as reference. The analysis focuses on Affect, Judgment, and Appreciation which are realized through students’ choice of attitudinal lexis. Affect is found to be used by students rather than the other two attitudinal lexis. Pedagogical implication to bettering the English writing instruction in EFL context, especially from an interpersonal perspective, of both linguistic and socio-cultural viewpoint are hoped to be exhorted from this study.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.159How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, 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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