AN ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL COHESION IN “Q1” ALBUM BY GAMALIEL

  • Dewi Lindasari Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro
  • Amirudin Latif Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro
  • Syaifudin Latif Darmawan Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro
Keywords: Grammatical cohesion, Lexical cohesion, Song lyrics

Abstract

Cohesion is the relation between one sentences and another
sentence, it refers to the meaning in the sentence. Cohesion is divided into two
types; grammatical cohesion and lexical cohesion. This research analyze
grammatical and lexical cohesion types in the song lyric of Q1 Album by Gamaliel.
The objectives of this research were to identify the kinds of grammatical and lexical
cohesion found in the song lyric and to know the most dominant type found.
Descriptive qualitative method was used to classify and analyze the data. This
research applied the theory of Halliday and Hasan to identify the types of
grammatical and lexical cohesion. The researcher found 217 cohesion items which
consist of 181 references, 1 substitution, and 16 conjunction in grammatical
cohesion. While in lexical cohesion, there are 11 reiteration (9 repetitions, 1
synonym, and 1 general word) and 8 collocations. The most dominant type of
grammatical cohesion is personal reference with 121 items or around 55.7% and
repetition with 9 items or around 4.1% in lexical cohesion.

Published
2022-01-12
Section
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