An analysis the lexical ambiguity in the cosmetic advertisements

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Rengganis, Ika Wuri (2017) An analysis the lexical ambiguity in the cosmetic advertisements. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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Abstract

Language is the most important part in human life. Language is a tool that can help people communicate with others. It is also used in many kinds of media with various purposes, among others, advertising a certainly product. Advertisement a something widely known by people nowadays, likewise cosmetic advertisements. The writer of this study views that semantic analysis is the theory which is used to finish his study. She uses that theory to reveal the words that included lexical ambiguity in the cosmetic advertisements. Based on those reasons, this study concerns of presenting a brief account for the readers about the problems stated previously. Through this study, the writer tries to reveal the lexical ambiguity from the cosmetic advertisements. The writer uses descriptive qualitative because she does not put any numeric data. But, the writer thinks that it is impossible to put numeric data in the qualitative research method only in general terms. It means that numeric data can be used to give an example of a case. Then, the writer will explain the data through a descriptive explanation. The writer chooses this approach because all of his data is formed in the words, then he will explain it through words without put any statistic or numeric data. The writer of this study makes herself as the key instrument that collected the data from the cosmetic advertisements. In this research, the writer formulates two objectives. The first objective is intended to identify the words in cosmetic advertisements that cause the lexical ambiguity. Examples of words that include the lexical ambiguity in this study are the word lightweight. In the Oxford Dictionary one of the meanings of the word lightweight is boxer weighing between 57 and 61 kilograms. But, in the cosmetic advertisement on the Revlon brand the word has the meaning of light. The second objective aims to explain factors do influence the lexical ambiguity in the cosmetic advertisements. In this research, the writer analyzed 20 advertisements that include lexical ambiguity. In gathering the data of the cosmetic advertisements, the writer takes the advertisements from the official websites or from their official social media account. Then, in the data analysis the writer makes a list of all the words in the advertisements. Then, the writer examines each words to find out the lexical ambiguity. After finding the lexical ambiguity, the writer analyze the factors do influence the lexical ambiguity in this advertisements.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
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Rengganis, Ika Wurisersans1@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Kesusastraan > Kesusastraan Inggris
Kesusastraan
Keywords: Keambiguan; leksikal
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Rengganis Ika Wuri
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 07:42
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 07:42
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/21429

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