Analyzing the deixis found in surah al-Dukhan

Faizah, Anely (2008) Analyzing the deixis found in surah al-Dukhan. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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This study focuses on analyzing deixis in surah Al-Dukhan using the theory of deixis proposed by Stephen C. Levinson. Deixis is a part of discourse analysis which is concerning to the context of utterance referring to who is speaking, the time or place of speaking, the gestures of the the speaker or the current location in the discourse. Surah Al-Dukhan is the 44th surah of Holy Qur’an that has fifty nine verses. It belongs to the group of Makkyah surah (surah which was released in Mecca). Therefore, it contains many deixis. Based on this, the research on the deixis in the translation of surah Al-Dukhan is necessary to be conducted. There are two problems in this study, they are what types of deixis are found in surah Al-Dukhan? And how the deixis are used in surah Al-Dukhan?

This research is aimed to describe the deixis using Levinson theory. The data are the utterances of surah Al-Dukhan in the forms of written text, which are then analysed using descriptive qualitative method.

The results of the research show the types of deixis that are found in surah Al-Dukhan. They are person deixis, place deixis, and time deixis. Person deixis consists of first person, second person, and third person. The first person deixis use to identify the speaker. The second person deixis to show the addressee. Furthermore, the third person deixis to show the referent not identified as the speaker or the addresssee appears in the discourse. Time deixis is used to point the certain period of time that expressed in two ways namely using explicit information of time and implicit information of time, which is in the usage of tense. Place deixis is used to describe a location of participant in speech event, as well as have been shown in the context.

Based on those findings, the researcher suggests the next researcher to make more wonderful and more complete analysis on the same field, because every literary work especially Al-Quran as the source of Moslem has its own uniqueness and contains many deixis.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Ahmadin, Dimjati
Keywords: Deixis; Translation of Surah Al-Dukhan
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 09:03
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 09:03

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