A Systemic Functional Linguistic Analysis of Clauses Relationship in Luke Gospel Text, Janji Baru Using Kupang Malay

Magdalena Ngongo, Nanda Saputra, Lasino Lasino, Akhmedova Mehrinigor Bahodirovna


This paper reports on a functional linguistics study of clauses relationship in which it is included as textual meta function of meaning. This textual metafunction is on the level of lexicogrammar. Semantic sequence of figures is realized by a clause complexes series. This paper focused on relationship types between clauses, interdependency and logico-semantic relationship. Data were taken from A Bible, New Testament using Kupang Malay called Janji Baru, especially in Luke of Gospel text. The analysis revealed that parataxis used in text covered coordinate conjunctions such as, deng ’and’, ma, ‘but’, jadi/ko ‘so, for’, ais ju ‘then’. The hypotaxis used subordinate conjunctions, such as, kalo ‘if’’ tagal ‘because/since’, te ‘cause. The use of parataxis and hypotaxis indicates that semantic sequence is coherence in which conjunctions used in text are usually repeated. It is the same as the use of logico-semantic, such as expansion and projection. The expansion consisted of elaboration, extension, and enhancement. The projection consisted of locution and idea that related to phenomena of a higher order of experience. The idea used verbal process, such as, kastau bilang ‘tell/say’, manyao bilang, ’answer’, tanya bilang ‘ask’, etc. This fact indicates that the idea stated was stressed by using serial verbs or usually a verb was ended by other verb’ This fact indicates to attract listeners’ attention. The locution used mental process, such as, rasa ‘feel’ ‘inga’ ‘remember’. Thus, it can be stated that the use of interdependency and logico-semantic relation  was aimed to keep the semantic sequence and text coherence.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v11i5.6033


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