THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DISCLAIM IN ELT ARTICLES TO PROPOSE THE WRITERS‟ ARGUMENTATION

  • Agung Budi Kurniawan Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Warsono Warsono Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Djoko Sutopo Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Sri Wuli Fitriati Universitas Negeri Semarang

Abstract

The concept of disclaim has negative representation in linguistic study and language application. In fact, it cannot be avoided that communication in written paper could involve both positive and negative statement. The concept of this research was to identify the negative statement implementation in disclaim in three ELT articles that were published in journals. The instrument involves the concept of Interpersonal meaning in qualitative design. Researchers found that it was useful and necessary for writers to propose their argumentation to deny something in their ELT articles. Naturally, the writers‘ argumentation could be positive or negative. The disclaim implementations were needed by the writers to deny concept, value, negative stereotype, quality, academic identity, and scientific claim. The other interesting thing is that disclaim was also needed to propose the objective view point or argumentation. It was also found that the most appropriate technique of presenting the disclaim statement was a hedge to avoid strong disclaim. It was concluded that not all disclaim statements had negative purpose, effect, and the whole implementations. The context of use needs to be involved to understand it.

Published
2019-09-16