Surakarta English and Literature Journal <p>Surakarta English and Literature Journal (SELJU) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal<strong> with p-ISSN (Printed): 2621-9077</strong><strong> and e-ISSN (Electronic): 2621-9085</strong> published by Language and Literature Faculty, University of Surakarta twice a year in <strong>August</strong> and<strong> February. </strong>The manuscript submitted has not been published anywhere both printed or electronic. The author shall refer to the author guidelines before submitting the manuscript. The manuscript submitted will then be evaluated and edited in terms of format, terms used, and other applied styles.</p> <p>The aim of SELJU is to provide a venue for academicians, researchers, and practitioners for publishing original research articles or review articles. The scope of the articles published in this journal deals with a broad range of topics such as Linguistics,Translation, Literature, and another section related to contemporary English language issues. This journal has also been registered in the Crossref system with Digital Object Identifier <strong></strong><strong>10.52429/selju</strong></p> en-US <p><strong>Licensing for Data Publication</strong></p> <div dir="ltr">SURAKARTA ENGLISH AND LITERATURE JOURNAL use a variety of waivers and licenses, that are specifically designed for and appropriate for the treatment of data:</div> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr">Open Data Commons Attribution License, <a href=""></a> (default)</div> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr">Creative Commons CC-Zero Waiver, <a href=""></a></div> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <div dir="ltr">Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence, <a href=""></a></div> </li> </ul> <div dir="ltr">Other data publishing licenses may be allowed as exceptions (subject to approval by the editor on a case-by-case basis) and should be justified with a written statement from the author, which will be published with the article.</div> <div dir="ltr"> </div> (Widyashanti Kunthara Anindita) (Eka Susylowati) Sat, 08 Jun 2024 10:21:04 +0000 OJS 60 The Profile of Undergraduate Students' Ability in Writing Exposition Text <p>This study was aimed to identify the ability of first-semester students' class of 2023/2024 in writing analytical exposition texts according to CEFR level at UNK Semarang and identify the problems faced as well as solutions to these problems. The data were taken from 35 students' writing products and the results of interviews with several students. Data analysis for assessment writing will use Ratnaningsih' theory and CEFR. This research uses mixed methods, in the first stage the researchers will carry out a quantitative method first (calculating writing test scores) and then the researchers will carry out a qualitative method (interviews). The results of this study showed that the writing skill level of participants is at level C1, where the highest aspect obtained by most students is content and the lowest aspect is mechanics. Apart from that, the main problems in writing analytical exposition text are grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Lastly, researchers can propose for the problems in this study is to increase or diligently practice writing in English, note down a new vocabulary that has never been known before and increase knowledge with various kinds of references found, for example from YouTube.</p> Silvy Permatasari, Allvian Ika Fiki Susantob Copyright (c) 2024 Silvy Permatasari Fri, 16 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Javanese Language Phonemic and Lexicon Variations in Pekalongan City: A Dialectological Study <p>This study aims to investigate the phonemic and lexicon variations of the Pekalongan Javanese dialect appearing in Pekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia. It utilizes a qualitative descriptive study adopted by Creswell and Creswell as the research design. The data were collected through literature review, auditory perception, and data recording techniques. The interactive data analysis model proposed by Miles and Huberman consists of data collection, data reduction, data display, and conclusion. The results reveal that lexicon variants present in the Pekalongan Western and southern regions have resemblances in phonemic variants of the Javanese language with the linguistic dialects employed by the inhabitants of Pemalang and Banjarnegara. The Arabic vocabulary that Middles Eastern immigrants adopted has a major influence on the linguistic variances in the Northern area. Conversely, no noteworthy linguistic variants were detected in the Eastern portion of Pekalongan City. An implication arising from this research is the necessity for more examination and classification of the morphology and phonology of existing Javanese dialects in Central Java. These results serve as material for further studies related to linguistic studies/ socio-dialectology of the Javanese language and contribute to preserving the cultural richness and diversity of the local language in Pekalongan City.</p> Intan Mustika Sari Copyright (c) 2024 Intan Mustika Sari Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Understanding the Language Skills of a 19-Year-Old Individual with Down Syndrome: A Psycholinguistics Case <p>Language and speech ability of people with Down syndrome is usually slow; Down syndrome is more capable of being a receiver than an expresser in communication. This study aimed to explore the language skills of individuals with Down syndrome and to investigate how psycholinguistic approaches contribute to understanding the language ability of individuals with Down syndrome. The research method was qualitative and a case study with a single subject. The data were collected through observations and interviews. The analysis of the data consists of data transcribing, coding, and data categorization. The results showed a psycholinguistics approach can determine the language skills of a 19-year-old person with Down syndrome. The subject was able to understand simple everyday questions but she faced difficulties in answering questions related to pictures and multiple-choice questions, due to limited cognitive processes, lexicon, syntax, and phonology. Then the expressive and receptive abilities in language showed that the subject has quite good expressive abilities for the Down syndrome category, and for receptive abilities, the subject faced difficulty in complex, abstract questions, and also questions involving multiple choices.</p> Rossy Halimatun Rosyidah Copyright (c) 2024 rossy halim Sun, 24 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 An An Intertextual Analysis of “Menombak Matahari”, “Sarpakuda”, and Babad Mangir Suradipura <p>The creation of a new text is highly influenced by previous texts, known as intertextual relationships. For instance, the short stories "Menombak Matahari" and "Sarpakuda" portray the resistance of Ki Ageng Mangir and the agony of Putri Pambayun, and are likely inspired by preexisting texts. This research examines the intertextual relationship between these two short stories and Babad Mangir from Suradipura, an old literature, as modern literary works. A comparative and an intertextual approach have been used to achieve this goal. By comparing the textual data of the short stories and the text of Babad Mangir Suradipura, it is evident that both short stories use Babad Mangir as a source of inspiration but develop their conflicts differently while still using traditional themes.</p> Faqih Sulthan, Testiana Deni Wijayatiningsih Copyright (c) 2024 Faqih Sulthan, Testiana Deni Wiajayatiningsih Sat, 06 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Hyperreality to Misery: Migrant’s Worker’s Life in Hossine’s Me Migrant Selected Poems <p>In this increasingly sophisticated era, people have to fulfil many financial needs. Many people are trapped in poverty and finally decide to work abroad to become migrant workers. This happens because a person's expectations for working abroad are very high, namely a large salary. This research aims to explain that by becoming a migrant worker, many substances must be sacrificed, and the researchers want to inspire the public so that they are not influenced by the hyperreality of the existing media. This research uses a qualitative descriptive approach with hyperreality theory. Then the data source is Five <em>Me Migrant</em> Works by Md Mukul Hossine. The figurative language includes metaphor, personification, hyperbole, imagery, and symbolism. The research results show that the author talks about feelings of sadness, despair, longing, and loss of family and social life. Migrant workers' hyperreality of high wages is not always commensurate with the suffering they experience.</p> Nesa Fiikhtiyaril Zahra, Whida Rositama Copyright (c) 2024 Nesa Fiikhtiyaril Zahra, Whida Rositama Sat, 06 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Use of Politeness Strategy and The Influence Factors in Political Talk Show <p>Maintaining etiquette in speech acts is a part of politeness strategies conducted in communication. This study aimed to describe the use of politeness strategies and the influence factors found in the political talk show of Mata Najwa. The research method employed a descriptive qualitative one as proposed by Brown and Levinson’s four politeness strategies. Face is indicated as an inherently political element in the theory of Goffman. The data is a dialogue transcription taken from Mata Najwa YouTube.on 18 October 2023. The techniques of collecting data were documentation by watching, listening, transcribing, reviewing the transcription, and selecting the speakers’ utterances. The data analysis involved identifying, and classifying utterances based on politeness strategies, analyzing frequency, interpreting the data, and drawing conclusions. The analysis of 193 utterances showed that 114 of them had positive politeness strategy data (59%), 34 had bald-on politeness strategy data (17,6%), 24 had negative politeness strategy data (12,4%), and 21 had off-record politeness strategy data (17,6%). The positive politeness method is the most commonly employed tactic. It suggests that the inclination toward familiarity between speakers and listeners as well as the sentiment to reveal people's individuality by lowering FTA in each phrase is generated by particular factors. That becomes a point for speakers to build and maintain relationships.</p> Haryanto Haryanto, Novita Indriani, Muh. Safar, Fini Widya Fansiska, Dyah Utami Dewi Copyright (c) 2024 Haryanto Haryanto, Novita Indriani, Muh. Safar, Fini Widya Fansiska, Dyah Utami Dewi Sun, 07 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of The Affixation Process in The Second Victory Novel by Morris West <p>This article has explored the affixation process in the novel <em>The Second Victory</em> by Morris West. Affixation is a morphological process where bound morphemes or affixes are added to create diverse forms of a word. In this study, the researchers analyzed the process of affixation in the novel. This process was researched to be a source of information for readers who want to learn the process of affixation through the explanation of the base word and its affixes. This research aimed to identify the affixes and suffixes present in the novel. The researchers chose Morris West’s <em>The Second Victory</em> because many of Morris West’s works are set in the 40s, which makes readers feel curious about the novel. The qualitative method within analyses of existing verbal data was employed in this research. The researchers found 104 data containing 15 prefixes and 89 suffixes, with a total presentation of 100%. In this novel, the prefix that dominated was <em>RE-</em> which means <em>again</em> to indicate repetition, while the suffix that dominated was -<em>LY</em> which is used to form an adjective from a noun. Using novels as a medium for learning is very effective, especially for people who like to read; therefore, the results of this study can be used to easily identify prefixes and suffixes both in terms of meaning and process in literary works.</p> Tsania Chairunnisa, Dwi Anggraeni, Putri Marshanda, Jumanto Jumanto Copyright (c) 2024 Tsania Chairunnisa, Dwi Anggraeni, Putri Marshanda, Jumanto Jumanto Sun, 07 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000