A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ON ’’ ’SLUMDOG’ CHILD ACTORS WILL ATTEND OSCARS IN LA’’ IN THE JAKARTA POST, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009
A language is a means of communication among people. Language can be used in many forms through oral or written expressions and body language. The aims of this study are to describe the application of grammatical cohesive devices and lexical cohesive devices to the article of ‘Slumdog’ Child Actors Will Attend Oscars in LA in The Jakarta Post Newspaper and to find out whether grammatical cohesive devices and lexical cohesive devices can make the text coherent and unified. This thesis uses library research by reading some books in the library to find out concepts that are relevant to the theoretical framework of the thesis. The data of this study are collected from a written text. The qualitative data are in the form of descriptions and not in the form of numbers. Documentary (bibliographical) study is applied to this study as the technique of data collection, and the data are taken from The Jakarta Post Newspaper which was published in 2009. Only one article was analyzed. This study is a descriptive study which describes grammatical cohesive devices and lexical cohesive devices. In summary, grammatical cohesive devices include reference (54 items), substitution (1 item), ellipsis (1 item), and conjunction (17 items). Thus, the article is frequently realized by reference. Moreover lexical cohesive devices include repetition (42 items), synonym (32 items), antonym (6 items), hyponym (4 items), cohyponym (8 items), meronym (6 items), comeronym (12 items), and collocation (18 items). The analysis shows that the article entitled ‘Slumdog’ Child Actors Will Attend Oscars in LA is a coherence text. It is proved by the continuity that is established by the grammatical and lexical cohesive devices. They join one element and others in the text to make the elements related in a logical way.