Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AN ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH LEXICAL COLLOCATION FOUND IN THE JAKARTA POST NEWSPAPER

Reni Ariska, Sastika Seli, S.Pd., MA, Yulfi, M.Pd

Abstract

This study is about English lexical collocation in the Jakarta post newspaper. The data were taken from the headlines of the Jakarta post newspaper which published on April 4th - 9th 2016. The writer aimed at answering to problems. The problems were: (1) what kinds of English lexical collocation were found in the Jakarta post newspaper which published on April 4th - 9th 2016? (2) what are the meanings of English lexical collocation were found in the Jakarta post newspaper which published on April 4th - 9th 2016? To answer those problems the writer analyzed   kinds of English lexical collocation are found in The Jakarta Post Newspaper. The objectives of this study were to identify kinds and the meanings of English lexical collocation. This study was designed as a qualitative research. The qualitative research presented the data of study in form of qualitative description. The result of this study showed that (1) there are 42 English lexical collocation found in the Jakarta post newspaper and (2) the meanings of English lexical collocation were 41 denotative and 1 connotative. The sources of the data in this study were sentences and utterances that contain collocation. 
Keywords: English lexical collocation, Words meaning and The Jakarta post 


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