THE USE OF ACADEMIC WORDS IN THE THESIS ABSTRACTS WRITTEN BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA AND UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA

FITRI ARIADINI, 121411231037 (2018) THE USE OF ACADEMIC WORDS IN THE THESIS ABSTRACTS WRITTEN BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA AND UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Airlangga.

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Abstract

Academic vocabulary is highly important for scholars to produce a good scientific writing. This study aims to find out the use of academic words in thesis abstracts written by students in English Department of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). The main data as the corpus in this study were obtained from the undergraduate thesis abstracts of linguistics students in those English Departments published in 2015-2017. It comprises a total of 100 thesis abstracts. To analyze the data, this study uses the vocabulary classifications by Nation (2001) and the academic words list (AWL) by Coxhead (2000). The result of this study shows that the thesis abstracts of linguistics students in English Department UNAIR and UGM are both considered academic because the AWL percentages are 11.85% and 12.08%, respectively. This study also compares the AWL used in both thesis abstracts. By setting the range into one-fifth of the total abstracts, this study found there are nine academic words frequently used at UNAIR only; qualitative, approach, focus, occur, topic, feature, function, phenomenon, and method. There are six academic words frequently found at UGM only; strategy, investigate, context, specific, principle, and target. Moreover, there are five similar academic words used in both abstracts UNAIR and UGM; theory, data, analyze, research, and identify. In sum, it can be concluded that the percentage of AWL in the thesis abstracts of English Department UGM is slightly higher than UNAIR, but for the use of academic words in both universities is still considered low.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK2 FS BE 153/18 Ari u
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACADEMIC WORD LIST, ACADEMIC WRITING, VOCABULARY CLASSIFICATION.
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PE English > PE1-3729 English
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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FITRI ARIADINI, 121411231037UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorDENY ARNOS KWARY, Ph.DUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Ani Sistarina
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 10:34
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/74983
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