IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(4): 257-260 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.4.49

Differences on Language Structure between English and Indonesian

Acep Unang Rahayu
Abstract—This study is related to syntactic and semantic analyses. which analyses two main things : (1) Constructions of English Progressive Aspectuality (2) a. Gramatical meanings of progressive aspectuality and b. Its correspondence in Indonesian. This research is limited only to the English constructions of be+V-ing. The data of this research were taken from English novels and their translations in Indonesian, and one collection of Indonesian short stories and its English translations translated by a native English speaker. In this research the thoughts of the English and Indonesian linguists are compared. In Indonesia Misunderstanding frequently take place in any situations especially in understanding written English, for examples: The problems for Indonesian students lie on understanding the meaning of English Progressive in the first place, and interpreting Indonesian Progressive sentences into English. Other English constructions such as Simple Present, Simple Past, Present or Past Perfect Simple have no problem in translating into Indonesian. That is why it is important to solve the problem to avoid misunderstanding. The author’s contributions to this problem are as follows: explaining aspectuality of English progressive, teaching culture differences between English and Indonesian, and investigating English progressive correspondences in Indonesian.

Index Terms—Aspectuality, interpreting, meaning, progressive.

Acep Unang Rahayu is with the Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung (Bandung Tourism Institution), Indonesia (e-mail: acepurz@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Acep Unang Rahayu, "Differences on Language Structure between English and Indonesian," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 257-260, 2015.

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