A study on lexical meaning on the lyrics of system of a Down’s song

Apetatu, Muhammad Farhan (2008) A study on lexical meaning on the lyrics of system of a Down’s song. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

Language as the means of human communication plays a great part in our life. Moreover, semantics is one of the branches of linguistics, semantics in the philosophical and scientific study about meaning; it is the study of meaning of linguistics sign. Those are word, expression, and sentence. Furthermore, in semantics, meaning may be categorized into three levels; they are lexical meaning, sentential meaning or utterance meaning, and discourse meaning.

This research investigated in lexical meaning especially in connotative and denotative meaning implied in System of a Down’s lyrics. It uses descriptive qualitative method. The data are in the form of lyrics written by System of a Down. The data are taken from many sources they are from internet and magazine published by MTV.

This research, found that there are positive and negative meaning in the lyrics of
system of a down’s song. The positive connotative meaning is mostly used by system of a down because they mostly give uses religious term to give their hearers and negative connotative meaning also found in these lyrics.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Susanto, Djoko
Keywords: Lexical Meaning; Lyrics of System of A Down; Message
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 10:28
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:28
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4542

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