An Analysis of Lexical Cohesion Types Used in the Thesis Discussion Section by English Study Program Students


  • Daeng Farhan Kurniawan Saputra University of Bengkulu


Discussion section, lexical cohesion, thesis


The type of this research is descriptive qualitative quantitative research. It is aimed to find out types of lexical cohesion used in the thesis discussion section and to know what is the most dominant lexical cohesion types used in the thesis discussion section. The objects of this study are 20 theses which conducted by English Department undergraduate students who graduated in August 2017 at Bengkulu University. In this research, the researcher collected the data by using checklist. Based on the data, the researcher gets the result that there are 997 lexical items found in 20 theses discussion section that used as research object. It was divided into six types named Repetition, Synonym, Antonym, Hyponym, Meronym and Collocation. They were categorized by Halliday and Hasan’s theory and supporting theory by Paltridge. Besides that, the researcher also found that the most dominant type of lexical item used by the thesis author is Repetition with 691 times from total of lexical cohesion in these theses discussion section


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