International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)

Connotative and ambiguous meanings in Medan-based Waspada’s headlines


Salliyanti, Hariadi Susilo, Murniati Syihab

This study aims to determine the use of connotation and ambiguity in Waspada’s headlines. The Chaer’s structural semantics is employed and listening and noting methods are used in data collection; while, the padan method is used in the data analysis with the decision instruments are taken from outside and are not parts of language used in the headlines. The method in the data collection refers to observation, then followed by writing technique. Data analysis is carried out with comparing method in which the instruments are beyond and are not parts of the language itself. In this case, the basic technique refers to selection of certain elements and is followed by qualitative descriptive. This means that this qualitative method as a whole involves interpretation strategies which appear in the descriptions. Understanding the object interpretation was primarily done to get the best level of objectivity. In the social sciences the data sources involve sentences. The results show theadlines have connotative words such as telan ‘to swallow’, mendongkrak ‘to raise with a jack’, dirumahkan ‘being forced to stay at home’, menggoreng ‘to fry’, suap ‘bribery’, lahirkan ‘to produce’, lumpuhkan ‘to paralyze’, and gelapkan ‘to bring into darkness’. Furthermore, the headlines also consist of ambiguous words which make the readers confused in understanding the headlines.
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Salliyanti, Hariadi Susilo, Murniati Syihab. Connotative and ambiguous meanings in Medan-based Waspada’s headlines. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 08-11
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