Participants’ Tenor of Discourse in Indonesia’s Court Trial Cyanide Case

Nidya Fitri, Ketut Artawa, Ni Made Sri Satywati, Sawirman .

Abstract


This article accomplishes to explore participant’s tenor of discourse in Indonesia’s court trial cyanide case by using four aspects of tenor are played in court trial process (Seragih, 2014). The implication tenor of discourse in Indonesia’s court trial cyanide case is social role relationship played by participants (Halliday, 2002; 2014). The social role relationship among of participants is purposed to make audiences understand the text structure court trial easily and to invite them to do something toward meaning of process. This research used descriptive qualitative method. The data of this study were taken from some sources in you tube. The data were transcripts into Indonesian language orthographically from seventeen dialog conversation which delivered in different session of court trial. The tenor of discourse in Indonesia’s court trial cyanide case how lawyers and prosecutors dominant asked witness and expertise testimony to prove defendant as murder. Finally, we found that the most dominant used tenor of discourse that appear from each session in text structure of court trial was [formal/equal/positive/frequent].


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v11i1.14252

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