The Writer’s Attitude on Biography of Joko Widodo – Man of Contradiction: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia (68550)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary Language, Literature & Arts
Session Chair: Mykyta Isagulov

Saturday, 27 May 2023 11:50
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

This study explores the writer’s attitude towards Joko Widodo in his biography ‘Man of Contradiction: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia’ through the use of Appraisal approach. Appraisal under the study of systemic functional linguistics, specifically in Interpersonal meaning, concerns with evaluation in which negotiated in a text, the feelings’ strength involved, and the ways in which values are sourced and readers aligned (Martin and Rose, 2007: 30). Meanwhile, this study focused on one of appraisal systems called attitude comprises into affect, appreciation, and judgment. This study employs a qualitative method and adopts the appraisal theory proposed by Martin and White (2005). The data source in this study was taken from the biography of Joko Widodo purposively and was published in 2021 by Penguin Books. Meanwhile, the data were collected by employing content analysis and they were analyzed by using domain, taxonomy, and componential analysis. Furthermore, the data were validated by three raters through Forum Group Discussion (FGD). The results of the study show that the most dominant types of attitudes found is judgment with 490 occurrences. Then, it is followed by appreciation with 116 and affect with 95 occurrences. This indicates that the writer gives his views by giving his judgment towards Jokowi Widodo during his leadership as a Mayor of Solo, Governor of Jakarta and as a president of Indonesia.

Setyo Prasiyanto Cahyono, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia
Riyadi Santosa, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia
Djatmika Djatmika, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia
Mangatur Nababan, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Setyo Prasiyanto Cahyono is currently working in the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Indonesia. His research areas are studies related to Systemic Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Applied Linguistics.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00