Transitivity process and ideological construction of Donald Trump's speeches

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Anggraini, Nova (2018) Transitivity process and ideological construction of Donald Trump's speeches. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This thesis is the collaborative study of Critical Discourse Analysis with the new grammar perspective of Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics Theory focusing on Transitivity System. It investigates the pattern of transitivity process that reveals the linguistic strategies as well as its ideological construction of Donald Trump’s speeches in the 45th United States presidential election. There are three chosen speeches, those are: Campaign speech in Charlotte, Victory speech, and Inauguration speech.
The writer mainly utilizes Fairclough’s framework for CDA which consists of three stages of analysis consisting of description, interpretation, and explanation. To serve the linguistics feature of the speeches, the researcher inserts transitivity analysis within description stage. The transitivity system itself applies Halliday’s systemic functional linguistics theory which proposes six types of transitivity process: material, mental, relational, behavioral, verbal, and existential. Under descriptive-qualitative method, this research significantly gives an understanding about how transitivity processes can be used to reveal the ideology. Additionally, the researcher acts as the key instrument- human instrument. In the data collection, reading the entire scripts and collecting the data in the form of clauses are conducted. It is then followed by identifying, classifying, and analyzing the data as the procedures of data analysis. At last, drawing the conclusion is also required. As the result, there are 708 clauses which contain transitivity process. They are segregated into material process 52%, relational process 25%, mental process 9%, verbal process 8%, behavioral process 4%, and existential process 2%. The transitivity processes reveal that Donald Trump attempts to construct democracy view during his speeches. The use of variety languange and a strong consistency in maintaining the concepts for his future actions are considered as the persuasive strategy to convince the public so that the American people support him in the future government.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Anggraini, Novanovaanggrn14@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Kesusastraan > Kesusastraan Inggris
Keywords: Critical discourse analysis; fairclough’s framework; systemic functional linguistics; transitivity process; ideology; politic
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Anggraini Nova
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 07:05
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 07:53

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