Deixis on Moses and Al-Khidhr story in the translation of Surah Al-Kahf by Marmaduke Pickthall

Masyhuroh, Lailatul (2008) Deixis on Moses and Al-Khidhr story in the translation of Surah Al-Kahf by Marmaduke Pickthall. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Discourse analysis is the discipline devote to the investigation of the relationship between form and function in verbal communication. Discourse analysis studies the use of language in discourse, the manner in which the content of any subject is organized and given linguistic expression. The aim is to reveal the processes by which a piece of language in interpreted as discourse. Meanwhile, discourse has connection to deixis in terms of the connections between discourse and the situation in which discourse is used. Deixis is the indexical property of a closed class consisting of demonstratives which the reference is determined in relation to point of origin of the utterance in which they occur.

To analyze the data the researcher uses the deixis theory proposed by Stephen C. Levinson, namely: person deixis, time deixis, place deixis, social deixis, and discourse or textual deixis. This theory is very famous and more complete than the deixis theory based on Karl Buhler since it only consists of person deixis, time deixis, and place deixis. It is often made as the references because Levinson’s explanations are clear and complete.

The findings show that there are five kinds of deixis used in the data, namely: person deixis, place deixis, time deixis, social deixis, and discourse deixis. But, in this research person deixis and time deixis dominate the data because person deixis forms an important role as the doer of action. While, time deixis shows the period of time in the form of tenses of all verbs. Person deixis that contains first, second, and third person is expressed to refer to the person or the doer of action.ssss Place deixis is indicated to point the location whereas social deixis points the social characteristics or distinction. Discourse deixis expresses the preceding and forthcoming portion in the discourse.

Finally, by analyzing these verses, the researcher and readers are expected to know how deixis expressed in the utterances. Moreover, this study can lead the next researcher to conduct research on deixis in the other forms such as the spoken texts in the news of Metro TV or written texts in novel in the purpose of enriching and boarding the knowledge in analyzing literary work.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Budianto, Langgeng
Keywords: Deixis; Moses and Al-Khiudhr Story; Marmaduke Pickthall
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 07:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 07:33

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