The Structure of Japanese Argumentative Text: Review on the Relationship between Introduction and Closing Paragraphs
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- text structure; argumentative text; introduction paragraph; closing paragraph
The construction of Japanese argumentative texts shows a close relationship between the paragraphs that form the passage, known as cohesion and coherence in the study of text structures. In particular, the coherence between introduction and closing paragraphs of the text is indicated by the various related meanings. This is an analysis of the structure of Japanese argumentative text based on the relationship between introduction and closing paragraphs. Through this analysis, this research is expected as a reference for text structure research which contributes to the development of Japanese language teaching, especially to improve reading and writing skills. The structure analysis of the Japanese text used a quantitative approach through interpretive method. The result of the analysis concludes that the Japanese argumentative text structure in terms of the relationship of introduction and closing paragraphs is classified into six categories, namely (1) the closing paragraph begins with the return of the topics raised in the introduction paragraph; (2) the relationship between question and answer; (3) the relationship between the problem and solution; (4) the relationship of space and time sustainability; (5) the contrastive relationship of two or more objects discussed; and (6) the relationship in prediction.
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TY - CONF AU - Didik Nurhadi AU - Urip Zaenal fanani AU - Ina Ika Pratita AU - Mintarsih Ms. PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - The Structure of Japanese Argumentative Text: Review on the Relationship between Introduction and Closing Paragraphs BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 171 EP - 176 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.37 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.37 ID - Nurhadi2018/07 ER -