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AN ANALYSIS ON LEXICAL DENSITY OF READING MATERIALS IN “ENGLISH IN FOCUS” TEXTBOOK FOR 8TH GRADE OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AT SMP N 12 MALANG

YUHANA, INFITTA NAJKHATIN SILVIA (2014) AN ANALYSIS ON LEXICAL DENSITY OF READING MATERIALS IN “ENGLISH IN FOCUS” TEXTBOOK FOR 8TH GRADE OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AT SMP N 12 MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Of the four skills to be mastered, reading skill is a very important domain in the context of Indonesia, so students need to be exercised and trained in order to be good readers. One of ways used by the teacher is reading a textbook. In this study the researcher analyzes the lexical density in “English in focus” textbook. Lexical density is the term most often used for describing the proportion of content words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and often also adverbs) to the total number of words. The purpose of this study was to find out the lexical density found in the reading materials in “English in Focus” textbook for 8th grade of Junior High School. The research design which was used in this study was descriptive qualitative research. The object of the study was the reading materials in ”English in Focus” textbook for 8th grade of Junior High School. The reading materials were identified than counted the lexical density. The instrument of this research is the writer. In data analysis, the writer used formula to count the lexical density based on Halliday’s theory. The finding of this study counted the content words and grammatical function words. The writer found fourteen reading text materials in “English in Focus” textbook published by The Ministry of National Education (MONE). The result of the lexical density in “English in Focus” textbook for 8th grade of Junior High School from fourteen reading materials were 50%, 49.18%, 54.6%, 50%, 45.03%, 47.76%, 46.15%, 44.36%, 55.34%, 49.53%, 48.27%, 49.57%, 47.54%, and 54.06%. The highest of the lexical density is 55.34% and the lowest is 44.36%. It was explained that the lexical density could be high if the total number of content words were more than half of the total numbers of words in the text.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Mrs Fatimah Azzahra
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 09:33
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 09:33
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/24749

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