Types of Minor Clauses in Kindergarten English Interactions

Siska Eka Syafitri, T. Silvana Sinar, Mulyadi ., Masdiana Lubis


This research aims to find minor clauses in the utterances issued by Kindergarten students that convey meaning in their interactions at school. The researcher uses Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) in analyzing this kind of discourse to find minor clauses in interpersonal function. There are several minor clauses found in the process of data transcription in kindergarten interactions. There are four types of minor clauses, namely vocatives (calls), greetings, shouts (exclamations), and alerts (alarms). All this types shared variously in the clauses both by the students and also the teachers. The conversations among participants by using the minor clause is bonding the emotion and attention in each activity happening in the class. It is suggested in building the friendly situation in the class without spared the space between teachers and students. The discourse analysis of it is needed to create the leavily interaction that is supported the communication skill for the students since the early age.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n4p34

World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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