The Lexical Ambiguity of The New York Times Headlines of War: A Pragmatics Analysis

Wulandari, April (2018) The Lexical Ambiguity of The New York Times Headlines of War: A Pragmatics Analysis. Other thesis, Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University.

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ABSTRACT Apriliyani, Wulandari. 2018. "The Lexical Ambiguity of The New York Times Headlines of War: A Pragmatics Analysis". Thesis. Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University. Language and Science Faculty. English Department. The First Advisor : Dr. Ribut Surjowati, S.Pd, M.Pd The Second Advisor : Dra. Rida Wahyuningrum, M.Pd This research is aimed to find the types ambiguous words in the headlines and discuss the interpretations based on the context of Pragmatics which may arise in ambiguous lexical of The New York Times headlines in war edition. The second is to find out the perception of the readers about ambiguity found in the headlines. The data source of this research were the articles from The New York Times headlines. There were 20 articles about war. The data were from the lexical figures from the articles of The New York Times. The data of this research, then helped the writer to analyzed the problem according to the problem of the study in this research. The data were analyzed using a qualitative method. In analyzing the data, the writer used the relevant theories about ambiguity. The research was done using primary and secondary instruments to find the data. The data collected to answer the research problems. The findings of this research showed that two types of lexical ambiguity (polysemy and homonymy) found in the headlines of The New York Times in war edition. Type of lexical ambiguity in homonymy is most dominant than the types of lexical ambiguity in polysemy. Having more than interpretation makes the readers confused and have different perception about the exact meaning conveyed by the writer. Key words : Lexical Ambiguity, Polysemy, Homonymy

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lexical Ambiguity, Polysemy, Homonymy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Science > English Language Education Study Program
Depositing User: Apriliyani Wulandari
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 04:38
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 04:38

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