A Contain Analysis of Gita Wirjawan’s Speeches Regarding Economic Growth Viewed By Adam Makkai Theory

  • suhendar suhendar Sekolah Tinggi bahasa Asing IEC Jakarta
  • Rini Arsiandi Sekolah Tinggi bahasa Asing IEC Jakarta
Keywords: semantic meaning, idiomatic expression, Speech, Gita Wirjawan


This study is an attempt to find out the classification and the semantic meaning of the idiomatic expression found in Gita Wirjawan’s speeches regarding economic growth viewed by Adam Makkai Theory. The source of data was taken from the script of the speech video collection of  Gita Wirjawan’s about economic growth. This study falls under the qualitative research by employing the content analysis method. The researcher found 20 idiomatic expressions. There were 15 lexemic idioms and 5 sememic idioms. In the lexemic idiom, 10  phrasal verb idioms, 2 in tournure idioms, 3 in phrasal compound idioms, and 0 in pseudo idioms were found. Meanwhile, in the sememic idioms, 2 proverbial idioms,  1 familiar quotation, 1  institutionalized understatement and 1 institutionalized hyperbole were found.And after the idiomatic expressions  were  analyzed, it was proved that the idiomatic expression had  different meaning than the literal meaning of the word itself


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How to Cite
suhendar, suhendar, & Arsiandi, R. (2020). THE STUDY OF SEMANTIC ON IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS. JELL (Journal of English Language and Literature) STIBA-IEC Jakarta, 5(01), 43-52.

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