SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2017

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Choirunisa, Lasata Rifta. 2017. Homographs in the Story Book of "Zoola Palooza", Thesis. Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang. Advisors: (I) Maria Hidayati, S.S., M.Pd.; (II) Dr. Suharyadi, M.Pd


Key Words: homographs, parts of speech, types of homograph, intended meaning, and the story book "Zoola Palooza"

Homograph is chosen as the topic in this research because the researcher takes issues faced by the non-native speakers (students) dealing with understanding the meaning of homograph in the form of sentences. This is aimed at analyzing in parts of speech, types of homograph and intended meaning in semantic and pragmatic perspectives in the story book of "Zoola Palooza" by Gene Baretta.

The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative approach. In this research, the researcher referred to some theories of homograph, parts of speech, types of homograph based on Yarawsky's (1992) theory and semantic and pragmatic theories for the intended meaning. The data was collected on February 2017. In analyzing, the researcher as the key instruments by reading the story book briefly, then classifying the parts of speech and the types of homograph, and determining the intended meaning in semantic and pragmatic perspectives.

The results show that the parts of speech found in the story book are [Noun] (50%), [Verb] (39.58%), and [Adjective] (10.41%) which known that Noun and Verb as the parts of speech that frequently appeared. Types of homograph found in the story book are "Different Part of Speech" and "Same Part of Speech" in the calculation result (79.16%) and (20.83%) which known that "Different Part of Speech" is the dominant ones. It is very possible for those findings considered that this book is for children around 5 to 7 years old, because Noun and Verb are parts of speech that children are easy to remember.  Adjective parts of speech in lower percentage are because it is too difficult for children to understand based on the aims of adjective in describing a noun.  Some steps that the researcher had examined in this research showed that in determining the intended meaning is very important for the readers to know the parts of speech first. Determining the intended meaning cannot be determined in one perspective either in semantics or pragmatics.


This research is going to be beneficial for linguistics students and teachers to improve vocabularies and provide a new learning method in homographs. For further researcher, they are able to explore more data in doing studies of homograph. For non-native reader, they should pay careful attention to the ambiguous meaning of homograph.