Transitivity Analysis on Framing in the Online News Articles

Agustinus Dias Suparto


News is the way to let public know about certain occurrences around the world. In Indonesia, the case of Ahok which has been sentenced for two years has been an international phenomenon. There are two factions which are opposite two each other about the case. Thus, report which can be found in the news may have different perspectives, depending on the writers’ views. There are bias and framing which leads people on the writer’s perspective. This paper will try to analyze two news articles on Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’scase which are taken from and using Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). The data will be examined using transitivity analysis which can reveal the different perspectives of these two news articles by breaking down the sentences which shows the participants, process and circumstances involved. At the end of this paper, it shows how the difference in using of participants, process and circumstances creates different perspectives of the writer. 


framing, transitivity, news, Systemic Functional Linguistics

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