Exploring Ideational Meaning in Indonesian EFL Textbook: A Case from Multimodal Perspective

Dadan Jauhara

Abstract

The presence of a textbook is necessary to support teaching and learning process. In many EFL textbooks, producers integrate language and multimodal resources (e.g., image, color, layout, typography, and font) to communicate messages. The presence of visual image in the textbook can be used to carry the messages and develop students’ language skills. The purpose of this study is to identify and describe how Ideational metafunctions are realized in an Indonesian EFL textbook. This study analyzed EFL textbook from the Multimodal Discourse Analysis (MDA) perspective because it concerned the use of different modes of text create meaning in different contexts. The data for this study was an EFL textbook for 7th grade of junior secondary school published by Ministry of Education in 2014. Visual data were examined by the framework of visual grammar Kress and van Leeuwen (1996, 2006), verbal data were examined based on functional grammar (Halliday, 1994), and finally, intersemiotic relationships between visual and verbal modes were analysed based on the intersemiotic relation (Martinec and Salway, 2005). The results showed that the visual text was dominated by narrative representation (verbal process). Relational process was considered as the most appear in the verbal text. Regarding image and text relation, it was dominated by projection – locution.

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Jauhara D. (2017). Exploring Ideational Meaning in Indonesian EFL Textbook: A Case from Multimodal Perspective.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 63-70. DOI: 10.5220/0007162100630070


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@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Dadan Jauhara},
title={Exploring Ideational Meaning in Indonesian EFL Textbook: A Case from Multimodal Perspective},
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={63-70},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007162100630070},
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 - Exploring Ideational Meaning in Indonesian EFL Textbook: A Case from Multimodal Perspective
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Jauhara D.
PY - 2017
SP - 63
EP - 70
DO - 10.5220/0007162100630070