ANALYSIS OF COORDINATING CONJUNCTION USED IN ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN ON THE JAKARTA POST
This research aims at identifying the types of coordinating conjunction that found in the entertainment column articles of The Jakarta Post and to describe the application of coordinating conjunction in teaching grammar for students of senior high school. This research belonged to qualitative research. The data were taken from selected utterances which contained coordinating conjunction from entertainment column article on The Jakarta Post. The instrument of this research was the researcher itself. In analyzing the data, the researcher observed the data, identified and categorized the data that contained coordinating conjunction, rechecked the data to make sure the data were organized properly, analyzed and interpreted the data, and drew conclusions and suggestion. In this study, the researcher found
192 items of coordinating conjunction used in entertainment column on The Jakarta Post online newspaper. The researcher analyzed 18 articles in January 2019 edition. Those are 4 (2.08%) coordinating conjunction “For”, 167 (86.97%) coordinating conjunction “And”, 1 (0.52%) coordinating conjunction “Nor”, 12 (6.25%) coordinating conjunction “But”, 8 (3.64%) coordinating conjunction “Or”, 0 (0%) coordinating conjunction “Yet”, and 1 (0.52%) coordinating conjunction “So”. The kind of coordinating conjunction which is dominantly used is “And”. This research can applied in teaching grammar especially in news item material for twelvth grade students at senior high school.
Keywords: coordinating conjunction, entertainment column, the jakarta post, teaching grammar
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