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Transitivity System of Narrative Text in Junior High School English Textbook in Indonesia

Anni Marhamah, Mukhaiyar

Abstract: This research was conducted due to the need of close analysis towards reading text to make conclusions about the appropriate reading passages in textbooks in the school instruction. Transitivity system analysis based on Halliday?s theory is the important elements in order to pursue the students? successful learning of reading comprehension by analyzing the process types that characterizes the reading text. This study aims at investigating how the transitivity system in Narrative text of Think Globally Act Locally grade 9th textbook are constructed. This research was conducted using a descriptive method. Data source of the research was text document of narrative text of Junior High School English Textbook for grade 9th entitled Think Globally Act Locally. The data were analyzed based on theory proposed by Gay [1] ;Data Managing, Reading, Description, Classifying, Interpreting and Writing the Report. This study found that material process was the most dominant process types in narrative text. Most of the process valences found in the reading passages were monovalent and bivalent. The most dominant circumstances elements are adverb of place.

Keywords: Process types, Narrative text, Transitivity system.

Country: Indonesia, Subject Area: Language Research

Pages: 797 - 801

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Anni Marhamah, Mukhaiyar, "Transitivity System of Narrative Text in Junior High School English Textbook in Indonesia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 797 - 801

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