ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LEXICAL FEATURES

Novriyanto Napu

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This paper aims to investigate the lexical features of newspaper headlines with a case of English and Indonesian online newspaper. Data were collected from the Sydney Morning Herald as the English data and Gorontalo Post as the Indonesia data. The data were analyzed quantitatively to find out and then to describe the lexical features similarities and differences in terms of the word classes, tenses, voice, and categories. It reveals that the English and Indonesian headlines are similar in the use of nouns, active voice and verb omission. The differences are in the use of tense, conjunction, preposition and acronym.

 

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newspaper, headlines, lexical features, English, Indonesian

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