Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

Analysis of Opinion Text "Challenges of the Simultaneous Regional Election" (Fowler Critical Review)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306689,
        author={Izhar  Izhar and Seftika  Seftika},
        title={Analysis of Opinion Text "Challenges of the Simultaneous Regional Election" (Fowler Critical Review)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISSHE},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={critical discourse analysis; grammar; opinion and vocabulary},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306689}
    }
    
  • Izhar Izhar
    Seftika Seftika
    Year: 2021
    Analysis of Opinion Text "Challenges of the Simultaneous Regional Election" (Fowler Critical Review)
    ISSHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306689
Izhar Izhar1,*, Seftika Seftika1
  • 1: Student of Postgraduate Program in Language Education Science,State University of Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: izharhamka@gmail.com

Abstract

The topic of regional head elections in the mass media is interesting to be studied. The mass media often brings a certain influence and ideology to the voting community by marginalizing events leading up to the election contestation. This study aims to analyze the use of vocabulary and grammar in the opinion text "Challenges of the Simultaneous Regional Elections" published online by Jawaposcom on December 14, 2019 with a critical discourse study by Roger Fowler. The method used in this researcher is descriptive qualitative method. The results showed that vocabulary used in the form of: (1) vocabulary to classify, namely: challenge and all-out, (2) vocabulary of discourse fighting, namely: challenge figures and campaign patterns, (3) vocabulary limiting views, namely: no less interesting, moreover, in large part, and its meaning, (4) the vocabulary of marginalization: fraud and pragmatic interests. Then, in the use of grammar, the sentences were found to tend to (1) be active to represent the challenges in the 2020 simultaneous regional elections and (2) the subject nominalization to scrutinize media opinion.