Cultural Content in English Textbook - Visual Grammar Analyis

Astria Muzdalifah, Nicke Moecharam

Abstract

This study was a qualitative descriptive study, which investigated how target culture and source culture were visually communicated through pictures taken from English textbook for second grade of secondary school. The data of this study were collected from an English textbook for second grade that implemented the 2013 curriculum entitled “Passport to the World A Fun and Easy English Book (for Grade VIII of Junior High Schools”, published by Tiga Serangkai). The data were collected in the form of pictures taken from each unit of the textbook and were analyzed using The Grammar of Visual Design by Kress and van Leeuwen (2006) and the analytical framework for the cultural content was proposed by Xiao (2010). The study found that source culture contents dominate other cultural representation. The book was classified into Source Culture materials based and the criteria of source culture covered Geographic, Architecture, Education, Lifestyle, Art, Costumes, Values, Gesture and Body language and Foods. The book was prepared the learners to talk about their own culture to foreigners rather than be prepared to encounter their cultures.

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Muzdalifah A. and Moecharam N. (2017). Cultural Content in English Textbook - Visual Grammar Analyis.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 41-45. DOI: 10.5220/0007161700410045


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@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Astria Muzdalifah and Nicke Moecharam},
title={Cultural Content in English Textbook - Visual Grammar Analyis},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={41-45},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007161700410045},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Cultural Content in English Textbook - Visual Grammar Analyis
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Muzdalifah A.
AU - Moecharam N.
PY - 2017
SP - 41
EP - 45
DO - 10.5220/0007161700410045