AN ANALYSIS OF IDIOMS AND THEIR PROBLEMS FOUND IN THE NOVEL THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN

Khofiana Mabruroh, 2211409008 (2015) AN ANALYSIS OF IDIOMS AND THEIR PROBLEMS FOUND IN THE NOVEL THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This study is about the use of idiom in a novel entitled The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. The aim of this study is to find out whether or not idioms are found in the novel, the type of idiom based on Makkai‟s theory (1972), the dominant type of idiom used, and the problem found in understanding idiom found in the novel. The object of the study was the English idiom in the novel The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. The data were the phrases or words or collocations found in the novel. The techniques used for collecting data, first the data were being identified by reading the novel. Second, the identified data were classified in order and put into a given inventorying table. Then, the data were analyzed. The techniques used for analyzing data, first the data were identified to prove whether or not there were idioms. Second, the data were classified based on the types of idiom by Makkai. Third, the data were counted to get the precentage of dominant type of idioms. Then, the data were explained to analyze the problems in understanding the meaning of idioms. Based on data analysis, there were found 796 idioms in the novel. Based on the analysis of the sentence in the novel, from 796 were classified into 6 types of idiom offered by Makkai used. The dominant type of idiom used in the novel is phrasal verb idiom with 446 idioms (56.03%). The second is tournure idiom with 185 idioms (23.24%). The third is phrasal compound idiom with 73 idioms (9.17%). The fourth is irreversible binomial idiom with 69 idioms (8.64%). The fifth is the incorporating verb idiom with 15 idioms (1.88%). The last is pseudo-idiom, there are 8 idioms (1.01%). In understanding the meaning of idiom, there are 4 problems existed. Those are the distinction between phrasal verbs that is idiom or not idiom, translation of idiom, understanding the closest meaning of idiom, and no grammatical rule of forming idiom. By referring to the result of the study, the writer that the readers should comprehend the idiomatic expressions used in novel. Therefore, they can understand the meaning of idioms and the whole context of novel.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: idiom, problem, understanding, meaning
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 12:53
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 12:53

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