• ISSN: 2382-6282 (Print); 2972-3108 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL
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IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(2): 121-135 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.2.161

An Analysis of Student’s Descriptive Text Writing in Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) Perspectives

Sihab Lapoto Ade Potradinata
Abstract—Many kinds of texts are presented to the high school students in Indonesia. There are many kinds of texts that they have to master. One of the text should be mastered by the students is descriptive text. Based on a student’s descriptive text at one of Islamic senior high school in Semarang Regency, the student still have difficulties in writing a descriptive text. To overcome that problem, this research aims to analyze a student’s descriptive text writing through SFL perspectives and to find out the pedagogical implication to deal with that problems. This research belongs to qualitative descriptive in which using the document analysis as a technique to obtain the data. The finding showed that students still have difficulties in some aspects such as the difficulty in writing the descriptive text with a chronological schematic structure, the inability in adjusting the social function of the text, and the difficulty in filling the text with appropriate language features such as the use of unspecific participant. Thus, according to several studies as the pedagogical implication, Discovery Learning Model can be implemented to solve students’ problem in writing descriptive text.

Index Terms—Descriptive text, discovery learning, Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) perspectives.

The author is with English Education Department, School of Postgraduate Studies, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia (e-mail: sihab285dinata@student.upi.edu).


Cite:Sihab Lapoto Ade Potradinata, "An Analysis of Student’s Descriptive Text Writing in Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) Perspectives," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 121-135, 2018.

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