The collocation words in Danielle Steel’s leap of faith

Nuryadin, Dede (2012) The collocation words in Danielle Steel’s leap of faith. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

One of the difficulties in writing English is the naturalness. Sometimes, someone who is not the native of English writes English unnaturally. To use English naturally, someone who is not the native of English can use the collocation words. Using and choosing the right collocation may make English much more natural. Collocation words can be studied in literary works such as novel or short story. One of novels that can be taken in studying collocation is Leap of Faith novel by Danielle Steel. Hence, in this research, the topic that would be taken is the collocation words in Steel’s Leap of Faith. The paper entitled “The Collocation Words in Danielle Steel’s Leap of Faith” discusses three major concerns. First, it figures out the collocation words in Steel’s Leaf of Faith. Second, it identifies the classification of the collocation words in Leap of Faith novel based on the collocation pattern. Third, it investigates the reasons that one pattern mostly appears in Leap of Faith novel. This research uses the theory of collocation of Benson et al. which divides the collocation words into two major group, grammatical collocation and lexical collocation. The research is conducted by using qualitative study. The data are collected from Steel’s Leap of Faith novel. The collected data are analyzed based on Benson et al.’s collocation pattern. After analyzing and inferring the data, the result shows that collocation words that are collected from the novel is divided into two major group of collocation, grammatical collocation and lexical collocation. Danielle Steel mostly used the collocation words that is formed by the combination between adjective and noun in lexical collocation, also the combination between verb and noun clause (that) and verb plus interrogative word. The collocation words that are used by Danielle Steel can be used to make her writing much more natural, and more colorful. It also supports her writing style, which uses the telling technique. By using the telling technique, Danielle Steel tries to convey personality, age, setting and atmosphere is through the narrative voice. Besides that, Danielle Steel uses the descriptive technique in the novel. It means that, the writer took one short sentence and transformed it into a short paragraph instead. To sum up, it might be inferred as conclusion that the first, collocation can make speaking and writing English much more natural. The second, the collocation pattern of Benson et al. can be divided in to two major group, grammatical collocation and lexical collocation. The third, for suggestion, this paper can give the advantage for academic to add the knowledge and also useful for every student who studies in the same field. The researcher expects that this paper gives the motivation for other researcher in analyze the collocation words.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collocation Words; Novel;
Subjects: Grammar, Sentences, Syntax, Word Order
English Literatures
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 38 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 02:45
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 05:56
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/2170

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