A CLOSER LOOK OF MARTIAN TIME-SLIP NOVEL: A LINGUISTICS ANALYSIS
An attempt to reveal linguistically the novel by Philip K. Dick entitled, Martian Time-Slip which the researcher shows the literary importance of the novel. Explicitly, the linguistics signals emerged in the novel serve as a basis for a thorough description of interpretation which the researcher is challenged to dig the real essence of linguistics features found in the novel. Hence, the researcher conducts the linguistics analysis of this novel and it is showed that the concordance of the noun ‘time’ usually modified by definite article, ‘the’ and it is followed by a verb form. It is also observed that the noun ‘time’ is hyphenated to form another meaning. The modal verb ‘could’ revealed 30.89% of the total modal verbs found in the novel. The additive conjunction, ‘and’ occurred 98.5%; adversative conjunction, ‘but’ disclosed 49. 04%; causal conjunction, ‘so’ got 40.06%; and temporal conjunction, ‘then’ exposed 85.08% of the total conjunctions used in the novel. The preposition ‘to’ emerged 28.61% of the total prepositions found in the novel. Meanwhile, the Signaling Nouns (SNs) ‘way’ transpired 17.05%; ‘right’ appeared 15.82%; and ‘fact’ emerged 6.76% of the total SNs found in the novel. Integrating with the teaching of this concordance of the nouns, modals, conjunctions, prepositions, and SNs to the ESL students would be a great help in learning English as a second language. It also awakens the young minds that learning the L2 is remarkable and important in this competent and survival world. Thus, this humble and meritorious novel analysis will serve as a stepping stone for future researchers to dwell a comparable study.
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