The Complexity Of Relative Clause's Position In Fiction And Non-Fiction

Umiyati, Mirsa (2018) The Complexity Of Relative Clause's Position In Fiction And Non-Fiction. In: the Eleventh International Conference on Applied Linguistics.

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Although relative clauses (RC) has been investigated across dozen of studies, how to identify the position of relative pronoun (RP) in several sources when it is undergoes movement leaving an empty space, still very limited. Thus, this study focuses on describing 4 positions (subject of verb, object of verb, object of preposition and possessive of the verb) of RC found in 4 novels as fiction text and compare it 64 articles as non- fiction text from social science and medical science articles.The corpus comprise 2.050.827 words derived from 4 novels and 2.165.636 words derived from 20 social science articles and 44 medical science. The results show that non-fiction text the most number of RC use in the sentences than in fiction sources (1.545 RC in non-fiction text and 1.519 RC in fiction text), but when we pair up it in the distribution of the position of RC in the sentences, we found that both of the text are almost equal (970/903 for subject of verb’s position, 451/567 for object of verb’s position, 82/59 for object of preposition’s position and 16/16 for possessive of the verb’s position). RP ‘that’ were the most frequent position in non-fiction text (1.067 RC), while RP ‘which’ became the most frequent position in fiction text (820 RC).The high frequency of the use of relative clauses in the sentences both in fiction and non-fiction sources can be related to the needs to refer to theories, concept, data and findings of the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Institution of Research and Community Service (LP2M) > English Language and Literature
Depositing User: I Putu Astina
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2022 04:09
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2022 04:09

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