Salamuddin Selian


In this study, this paper focuses on analyzing the cohesion on the texts which related to the marriage and circumcision ceremonies in Alas language. There are two texts for each ceremony which contain the wisdom and advice addressed and given during the circumstances. The paper employed an analytical descriptive qualitative method that is aimed at describing the words, sentences and discourse of these cultural events. The finding showed that every data or text has a cohesion realization contained in each text or each text from texts 1 to 4. Texts 1-2 are about marriage; texts 3 and 4 are about circumcision. The cohesion of each text is determined by the completeness and frequency of occurrence or use of cohesion tools, namely (1) referents, (2) ellipsis/substitution, (3) conjunctions and (4) lexical cohesion and are all contained in the text itself.

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