Grammatical Intricacy and Lexical Density on Genres in National Examination Texts

  • Rena Pujiati
  • S.R. Pramudyawardhani
Keywords: Genre, Grammatical Intricacy, Lexical Density, National Examination

Abstract

The objective of this study is to analyze the grammatical intricacy and lexical density on genres in national examination texts by using the theory from Gerot and Wignell (1994). The result of data analysis is twelve texts of genres on reading section and three texts of genres in listening section. From the reading section analysis, the writers find the number of content words tends to be higher than the number of grammatical intricacy per clause complex and the number of lexical density tends to be higher than the number of grammatical intricacy from all texts. It means they tend to be included in written text. The text of reading section in national examination contains written language. From the listening section analysis, the writers find the different result of calculating grammatical intricacy and lexical density in each text, but it has the same result as reading section. The number of content words tends to higher than the number of grammatical intricacy per clause complex and the number of lexical density tends to be higher than the number of grammatical intricacy from all texts. They tend to be included in written text. The texts of listening section in national examination also contain written language. In conclusion, the reading section is ideal that contains written texts, but the listening section is not ideal because it should tend to contain spoken texts.

Author Biography

Rena Pujiati

DIALEKTIKA Journal is a biannual journal published in March and September by English Education Study Program of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training Faculty Peradaban University. It welcomes both conceptual and research-based articles related to English education, literature, or linguistics.

Published
2020-11-21