Journal of Applied Studies in Language

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ISSN / EISSN : 2598-4101 / 2615-4706
Published by: Politeknik Negeri Bali (10.31940)
Total articles ≅ 137
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Jihan Khansa, Dyah Mukaromah
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 8-14;

Online learning is a new challenge for educators who must master the use of digital media to support learning to run smoothly. Similar to offline learning, online learning still requires various assessment activities to evaluates students' mastery of English subject. Therefore, the English teachers at SMK Bhakti Husada PGRI Blora uses various assessment models in online learning, especially in students' writing skills. This is done for the reason that the teacher wants to improve students' writing skills, especially in English. Teachers use several assessment models during online learning, including handwriting, completing blank space, picture description, grammatical tasks, scrambled words, and short answer question tasks. Teachers use various models of writing assessment so that the assessment given to students will have more variety. The purpose of this study was to describe the assessment strategy used by the English teacher at SMK Bhakti Husada PGRI Blora for online learning during pandemic era, especially in writing skills. This study also indicates the appropriateness of those assessment strategies with four principles of language assessment.
Amrullah Amrullah, Fkip Unram
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 37-45;

Despite numerous studies investigating various aspects of online learning amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the empirical findings reporting on the student(s)-student(s) interaction in the micro-level of the language teaching-learning process is inadequately documented. Thus, this current study was in an attempt to address this void by exploring how the students interact in online learning and identifying the perception of the student about student-student interaction in online learning for effectiveness in the online learning English teaching process. Framed in a case study, 5 students of a public University in West Nusa Tenggara participating in the Teaching English for Young Learner (TEYL) course were purposefully recruited to participate in this study. The data were garnered from a series of semi-structured interviews and a 4-month virtual classroom observation and were analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings elucidate that students enjoyed their online learning interactions and they perceived that their language skills and knowledge increased significantly. The teacher was seen to have a pivotal role in facilitating students to have effective interactions by providing various activities, prepared materials, and support. Practically, this study proposes some suggestions for teachers and students on how to establish effective student-student interaction in a language online classroom.
Tiara Widyaiswara, Riya Risqi Setyaningrum, Ali Nuke Affandy
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 100-107;

This research is about the resistance of life characters from political exiles and student activists in 1998 contained in the novels Pulang and Laut Bercerita by Chudori (2012, 2017). The focus of this study is the Foucault (2012) discourse analysis which focuses on resistance characters in fighting the New Order regime. This study aims to examine the patterns of resistance through discursive formations in archeological reading. The steps of analysis are; to mark it based on existing discourse, link the lines of text with the sequence, observed the rupture, interpretation of the meaning. The results of the study show that Chudori's novels have patterns of resistance that cannot be separated from the New Order regime that once ruled Indonesia. This is based on the discursive formation that occurs in the text that describes if the power of the New Order regime is very strong.
Dedy Suhery, Iain Langsa, Rahmatsyah Rangkuti, Zahratul Idami
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 108-117;

This paper attempts to look at Singkil students’ attitudes towards their language (Singkil language) and their attitudes towards Bahasa Indonesia as the national language of the Indonesian country. Singkil language is an Austronesian language spoken by aboriginal speakers living dominantly in five districts, namely Kuta Baharu, Simpang Kanan, Suro, Gunung Meriah, and Singkil that are administratively under the Singkil regency of Aceh province, Indonesia. According to Ethnologue, Singkil is a dialect of Batak Alas-Kluet (btz). The method used in this research is descriptive. Data were obtained through a quantitatively analyzed questionnaire for each characteristic feature calculated the average number of values (mean) language attitudes, using a Likert technique. The language attitude of respondents here towards Singkil language is very positive. It can be seen from the 12 questions given are mostly in positive attitude from 2,7 – 4,8. Otherwise, question 8 and 9 are negative from 2 – 2, 5. Therefore, the Singkil students have a positive attitude toward the use of their language. On the other hand, the language attitude of Singkil students towards bahasa Indonesia from 12 questions given are mostly in positive attitude from 2,8 – 4,6. Otherwise, question 5, 12, and 12 are negative from 2 – 2, 3. Therefore, the Singkil students have a positive attitude toward the use of bahasa Indonesia. Thus this study hopefully may reveal how the people of Singkil in several areas extensively use bahasa Indonesia in their daily communication, and the government of Aceh Province should maintain the sustainability of language in Aceh Province especially Singkil language by showing the uniqueness and richness of linguistics diversity in the region.
Ratu Erlinda Kurniatillah, Didin Nuruddin Hidayat, Nida Husna, Alek Alek
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 53-63;

This study aimed at finding the types of teacher talk and learner talk that occur in the classroom. The research design was a descriptive qualitative method. The data source of this method was the English teachers who teach ninth-grade students of 176 Junior High School Jakarta. The data collection technique of this research was doing observation classroom and conducting an interview. The objective of this research was (1) To find out the types of teacher interaction that occur in the classroom (2) To find out the types of students interaction that occur in the classroom. This study applied observation and interviews in collecting the data. The result of the research showed the teacher-student interaction was interactive. The teacher used the teacher to talk to deliver material to the students, and students responded to the teacher. The aspect of the teacher talk employed 3 categories, and the learner employed 3 categories in the classroom interaction during the teaching-learning process. Teacher talk occurs in the classroom is lecturing, especially giving facts or opinions about content procedures and Giving their explanation. Students talk occurs in the classroom is students talk initiation specially Expressing own ideas and the interaction between teacher and students in the classroom interaction interactive they made good interaction each other.
Gede Eka Wahyu, Ni Putu Evi Wahyu Citrawati
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 64-72;

This study aims to discover the increase in students' ability to write essays in English. It is a class action research that administered the EGRA technique in the learning process. This study involved two classes, namely the control class and the experimental class as the research sample. The qualitative descriptive method was used in analyzing the data. The data analyzed are presented in graphs and tables and then described qualitatively. Several theories are used in this study, such as error analysis, writing descriptive text, and EGRA techniques. The pre-test results showed the highest grammatical error score of control class results was 5.1, while the lowest score of students' grammatical errors was 2.8. After getting learning actions with conventional methods, there was a decrease in grammatical errors, the highest score was 3.4, while the lowest was 1.8. Meanwhile, the pre-test result of the experiment class showed the highest error score was 6.6, and the lowest score was 1.2. After the treatment administered with the EGRA technique, there is a decrease in grammatical errors, the highest score is 3.3, and the lowest score is 1.6. With the application of the EGRA technique in classroom learning, the student's grammatical ability increases, and students are more active and enjoyable in the learning process.
Septina Indrayani
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 1-7;

Writing is one of the skills that English learners must master. However, in Indonesia where English is taught as a Foreign language (EFL), it has become the most challenging skill to learn. One of the factors is the difference in the usage of subject and verb in the sentence. This paper aims to see the impact of Google Classroom usage on the learning process of writing simple sentences, specifically the accuracy of writing the Subject Verb (S-V) agreement and students’ perception of using this online tool in writing activities. A mixed-method approach is used in this study where one group pretest-posttest of writing accuracy is done for 77 Electrical Engineering students, Jakarta State Polytechnic. For qualitative data analysis, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) are conducted. The result shows an increase in the accuracy of students’ writing accuracy specifically on the writing of S-V agreement. Furthermore, students believe that Google Classroom in the writing class is beneficial due to lesson hand-outs distribution and assignment submission efficiency.
Ambalegin Ambalegin
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 15-25;

This study aimed at investigating the English phonological process of characters’ pronunciation while pronouncing the English words in the Black Panther movie. The characters of this movie used the dialect of isiXhosa which is spoken widely in Southern Africa when speaking English. The characters developed the English or they signed phonological disorder. This study was researched qualitatively by using Lass’ theory of phonological process. This study is concerned with assimilation, dissimilation, deletion, and insertion. The result of this study identified that regressive assimilation, progressive assimilation, reciprocal assimilation, aphaeresis, syncopation, apocopation, prothesis, and epenthesis existed. Paragoge and dissimilation were not developed. Aphaeresis showed the highest number of occurrences. Mostly the phonemes arose in /h/ /ɾ/ /j/ /k/ /d/ /t/ /n/, /ð/, /θ/, and /æ/, /ɜ:/, /ə/. /ɾ/ was produced with quick and strong vibration in a syllable, and it was solely deleted in the coda of a syllable, /h/ was deleted by other consonant, the mutual consonants /t/ and /j/ created /ʧ/ and /d/ and /j/ created /dʒ/, /ð/ and /θ/ converted to /d/ and /t/, and schwa converted to /ʌ/. Aphaeresis deletion constructed English contraction. Some phonological process phenomena did not corroborate the Lass’ theory. The phonological process occurred in non-native English speakers due to the influence of L1 pronunciation on L2 pronunciation.
Ira Maisarah, Ade Suci Oktariani, Yelni Erniyati, Iain Kerinci
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 73-89;

This study analyzed the category shift on the translation of nominal suffixes in English and their equivalents in Indonesian. The data are taken from the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and the Indonesian version translated by Annisa Cinantya Putri. This study used a qualitative method while the category shift was analyzed using Hatim & Munday framework. The result of the research shows that there are three kinds of shift that occurred: Class-shift (the changes of word classes), Structure-shift (the initial headword in English becomes the final in Indonesian), and Unit-shift (the changes of rank). The English nominal suffixes that are found in the novel can be equivalent to Indonesian affixes (suffix, prefix, confix, affix) combination reduplication, word, and phrase.
Chatarini Septi Ngudi Lestari, Agus Wardhono
Journal of Applied Studies in Language, Volume 6, pp 90-99;

This study is related to the cohesion applied in the novel The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk. The investigation is focused on the utterances produced by Kemal when talking with Fusun. This paper aims to examine what grammatical and lexical cohesion are used and how these cohesions relate to each other. Because the data were collected in the form of utterances, descriptive qualitative research was applied, and to get a clear understanding of the phenomena that occur in the novel, a content analysis was used. The results showed that Kemal used references, substitutions, ellipsis, and conjunctions in the heading grammatical cohesion and repetition, synonyms, and antonyms in the lexical cohesion heading when talking with Fusun. From these findings, it can be concluded that Kemal’s utterances were constructed through grammatical cohesion and lexical cohesion. Regarding the type of grammatical cohesion, reference is the most dominant, and referring to the type of lexical cohesion, repetition is more often used by Kemal. So it can be said that cohesion analysis plays an important role in creating meaning in communication.
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