International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Linguistic Analysis on English Job Ads in Indonesian Newspapers
Dedy Setiawan, KrishnaYudha Bakhti, Siti Yuliah

The present study analyses display job ads written in English found in Indonesian printed newspapers. The analysis is based on linguistic aspect especially focusing on syntax. The result reveals that the most frequently used grammatical feature is noun phrases followed by sentences. While sentences are found mostly in the beginning part of the ads, noun phrases are found in the middle or main part of the ads. There are differences in linguistic appearances and contents in the beginning, middle and end parts of the job display ads. These differences are interesting to see especially for genre-based language teaching. The study is useful for those who design ads for their companies as well as for those seeking for jobs.

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