Analysis of Idioms in Song Lyrics “What If” Album by Mr. Big

SATIVA, Aiza Dwi (2017) Analysis of Idioms in Song Lyrics “What If” Album by Mr. Big. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman.

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Abstract

This research is entitled “An Analysis of Idioms in Song Lyrics „What If‟ Album by Mr Big” aims to find out the types and functions of idiom found in song lyrics “What If” album by Mr Big. This research uses Fernando‟s and Newmark‟s theories to answer the questions of the research. Furthermore, the analysis was conducted using descriptive qualitative method. There are several steps in analyzing this song lyrics. First, the researcher read the song lyrics to understand the content. Second, the researcher identified and classified the types and functions of idiom. The last step, the researcher drew the conclusion of findings on the types and functions of idiom found in song lyrics of “What If” album by Mr Big. Based on the analysis, among 66 idioms found in song lyrics, there are four types of idiom according to Fernando‟s theory. Those are transparent idiom, semitransparent idiom, semi-opaque idiom and opaque idiom. The researcher finds 35 transparent idioms, 8 semi-transparent idioms, 20 semi-opaque idioms, and 3 included in opaque idioms. Transparent idiom is the most dominant type of idiom. The researcher uses Newmark‟s theory to find out the function of idiom in song lyrics of “What If” album by Mr Big. The researcher finds that 28 data have pragmatic function and 38 data have referential function. Based on the findings, pragmatic function appeared in the various form. On the other hand, referential function dominantly found in the form of phrasal verb same as the transparent idiom form. From 38 idiom in the song lyrics which have referential function, 23 are included in the form of phrasal verb.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Nomor Inventaris: F17175
Uncontrolled Keywords: idioms, idiom types, idiom functions, song lyrics, “What If” album
Subjects: E > E299 English language Idioms
S > S499 Songs
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > S1 Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Endang Kasworini
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 08:16
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 08:16
URI: http://repository.unsoed.ac.id/id/eprint/2366

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