International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

The equivalence of metaphora categories in business news articles found in Kompas and the jakarta post newspapers


Erika Sinambela, Syahron Lubis, Roswita Silalahi, Amrin Saragih

This article deals with investigation of equivalence of metaphors categories (MC) in Business news articles (BNAs) found in Indonesian newspapers, i.e. Kompas and the Jakarta Post.Metaphors can be divided into smaller categories such as (1) structural/conceptual metaphors (Str), (2) orientational metaphors (ori), and (3) ontological metaphors (ont). The analysis focused on the two questions, i.e. (1) What types of MC exist in BNAs of the two newspapers (Kompas and The Jakarta Post)? (2) Which types of MC frequently exist in BNAs of the two newspapers? The results of the analysis can be concluded that (1) all MCs were used in BNAs, i.e. Str, Ori, and Ont with different amount. (2) the Str MC was dominantly used, i.e. 66.6%. Whilst for the rest were Ori (20.0%) and Ont (13.3%) respectively. This article also consists of 6.6% the equivalence shift happened in ont MC → Ø (common word/phrase) and 6.6% str MC → Ø (common word/phrase).
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How to cite this article:
Erika Sinambela, Syahron Lubis, Roswita Silalahi, Amrin Saragih. The equivalence of metaphora categories in business news articles found in Kompas and the jakarta post newspapers. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 41-45
International Journal of English Research