THE WORD-FORMATION ANALYSIS ON THE ARTICLE “ARE THESE THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE?”
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The general study of this thesis is morphology. Word-formation is one of the parts of morphology study that has the role in forming a new category and variation of new words in English. The object used in this thesis is an article taken from Developing Reading Skills book Are These the Best Years of Your Life? It is analyzed through ten word-formation processes based on Yule‟s classification. Thus, this thesis is conducted to know what kinds of word-formation processes found and what types of the word-formation processes are often used in the article being analyzed. The twofold purpose of this thesis is to find out where the new words are from, where the root is and how they are used and how they are applied in the article. This thesis uses library research by reading some books in the library to find out concepts that are relevant to the theoretical framework of this thesis. The data of this study are collected from written texts. The type of data used in this research is qualitative data which are in the form of descriptions. Documentary study is applied to this study as the technique of data collection. This study is descriptive study; the analysis focuses on the word-formation processes based on Yule‟s classifications. Those are; compounding, acronym, derivation, borrowing, clipping, blending, coinage, conversion, back formation and multiple processes. This study is conducted by collecting the data, analyzing the data and then describing the data into their categories. The more categories of word-formation are found in the article, the more variation and word-formation processes of English word applied in the article Are These the Best Years of Your Life?. In the article, there are six processes found. Those are; compounding, acronym, derivation, conversion, borrowing and multiple processes. The type of word-formation process which is often used in the article is derivation process. It is based on the total number of data found in the article.