Clause Complexes and Clause Type Analysis on Bill Gates' Interview Script Entitled "How We Must Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic" in TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)


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Clause Complexes, Clause Type, Bill Gates’s Interview Script


The aim of this study is to analyze clause complexes and clause type realized on Bill Gates’ interview script entitled “How We must Respond to The Coronavirus Pandemic‟ in TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The source of data is Bill Gates’s interview script. The writer uses Gerot’s and Wignell’s theory. The analysis belongs to descriptive qualitative method, in which the writer uses six steps to analyze the data. First, the writer watches Bill Gates’ interview on Youtube. Second, the writer copies the script. Third, the writer reads the script. Next, the writer identifies the components of clause complexes and clause type. Then, the writer describes the analysis in each identification. Last, the writer draws the conclusion. Finally, based on the result of the analysis clause complexes and clause type of Bill Gates’ interview script, it can be concluded there are 452 clauses divided into 2 types of clause complexes. There are 422 clauses which belong to expansion. There is also elaboration with each relationship 85 clauses, extension with each relationship 244 clauses, and enhancement 93 clauses. In projection, there is 10 verbal clauses and 20 mental clauses. Besides, the total clause types are 708 clauses. Minor is 33 clauses. In major, there are 251 independent clauses and 249 dependent clauses. The independent clause consists of 33 non-elliptical clauses and 35 elliptical clauses. The number of dependent clauses is 249. Embedded clauses are 61 and non-embedded clauses are 46.