An analysis of Jacinda Ardern's interpersonal meaning through her Facebook captions

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Sari, Della Ariyanti Yunita (2022) An analysis of Jacinda Ardern's interpersonal meaning through her Facebook captions. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study aims to analyze the interpersonal meaning contained in the Jacinda Ardern’s Facebook caption. Researchers investigated the mood elements and modalities used by Jacinda Ardern in captions made on Facebook. This study uses the Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory from Halliday and the Discourse Analysis (DA) approach by Paltridge to find interpersonal meaning in the data, because there are no researchers who have combined the two theories with media captions on Facebook. There are two problems that will be investigated in this research. First, what types of moods and modalities are included in Jacinda Ardern's Facebook caption? Second, how is the use of interpersonal meaning in Jacinda Ardern's Facebook caption?. This study uses a qualitative approach in conjunction with a descriptive study to analyze Jacinda Ardern's Facebook caption from February to August 2021 which focuses on the COVID-19 Vaccination program in New Zealand. Data is collected first by identifying the clauses contained in the captions. Then the clause is analyzed by identifying the type of mood and modality. The research continued by analyzing the interpersonal meaning contained in the caption. Finally, through the analysis of interpersonal meaning, it shows what kind of mood and modality is used.The results of this study indicate that the most dominant modalities and moods used in captions are probability and declarative. The level of modality also varies depending on the context. Although this research is based on Halliday's theory, the implementation of this theory is somewhat different. For example, the modal 'will' is categorized as a median degree, but if it shows a high degree of certainty, commitment, drive, determination, and self-confidence, it is categorized as a high degree.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Sari, Della Ariyanti Yunitadellasari55@gmail.comA03217012
Thesis advisorMilal, A. Dzo'
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Discourse analysis; Facebook; interpersonal meaning; mood; modality.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Della Ariyanti Yunita Sari
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 05:36
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 05:36

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