ANALYSIS OF THE GENERIC STRUCTURE OF NEWS ITEM ON THE MOST VIEWED VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA) LEARNING ENGLISH VIDEOS IN FEBRUARY 2016

  • Ayun Bekti Saparena
  • Galuh Kirana Dwi Areni
  • Seful Bahri

Abstract

This final project focuses on the analysis of the generic structure and lexicogrammatical
features of news item text found in the most viewed Voice of America
Learning English videos in February 2016. The main purposes of this study are to
identify how the construction of generic structure and significant lexico—
grammatical features of news item are applied in Voice of America (VOA) Learning
English videos based on news item text structure analysis. This study is descriptive
qualitative research. The research data are the transcripts of ten most viewed videos
sorted during February 2016. The result of analysis of the generic structure shows
that all texts implemented the generic structure of news item text. All of them used
the appropriate standard of generic structure of news item text stated by Gerot and
Wignell. The result of analysis of the lexico-grammatical feature shows that all of
the elements realized in the texts are well structured. All the texts have been
arranged and written based on the complete requirements of lexico-grammatical
feature of news item text stated by experts. However, the researcher found some
deviations in the text related the use of generic structure and lexico-grammatical
features of news item. Based on the explanation above, the researcher concludes that
news item text found in Voice of America Learning English videos generally have
completed standard generic structure and language features of news item text.

Published
2019-02-11