THEME-RHEME ANALYSIS ON THE JAKARTA POST NEWSPAPER: INTERPOLATIONS, PREPOSED ATTRIBUTIVE, AND REPORTED CLAUSE

Ismi Novitasari Sinaga

Abstract


This research focused on Theme and Rheme analysis, interpolations in Theme, preposed attributive, and Theme in reported clause. Theme and Rheme are concerned with organization within the clauses in a text. Theme is the beginning point of message and the Rheme explains more about the message from the Theme of the clauses. The aim of this research was to determine the type of Theme and Rheme. This research used qualitative method. The unit of the analysis of this research will be focused on every clause in the editorial on The Jakarta Post newspaper May 12nd 2019 edition entitled Handmade Boyolali sarong an Idul Fitri Tradition. The steps in analyzing the data were; segmenting the sentences into clauses, identifying the Theme and Rheme for each clause, determining the type of Theme and Rheme for each clause, and drawing conclusion. The result analysis found that there were three types of theme that were used namely Ideational/Topical, Textual and Interpersonal. The most dominant Theme was Topical followed by Textual and Interpersonal Themes. Besides, the used of Interpolations in Theme, Preposed Attributive, and Theme in Reposted Clause was also found.


Keywords


Theme; rheme; clauses; interpolations; preposed attributive

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