A SEMIOTICS STUDY ON METAPHOR USED IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF AL-QUR’AN

Pratiwi, Ratih (2008) A SEMIOTICS STUDY ON METAPHOR USED IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF AL-QUR’AN. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

The purposes of this study are (1) to describe the variation symbols of metaphor (2) to identify the meaning of the metaphor symbol in English Translation of Al Qur’an. In this study, the writer uses qualitative research as the type of study. To collect the data, the writer uses documentation method. This method is proposed to find out and observe metaphor symbol Expression in English Translation of Al Qur’an. The data source of the research is Al Qur’an. This research applied semiotics approach as the technique of analyzing data by identifying symbol categories from metaphor. Viewed from semiotic approach, semiotics term (the relation between sign and object) can be divided into three categories: symbol, index, and icon. Symbol /symbolic is a mode in which the signifier does not resemble the signified but which is fundamentally arbitrary of purely conventional and must be learned. While, the correlation between sign and object of icon is resembling or imitating the signified. Then index is cause effect relation between sign and signified. The results of the research show that: (1) the variation of symbol, the variation of symbol is divided into seven types: human/man, object, abstract/being, terrestrial, energy, animate, and substance. The high percentage of variation of symbol are human symbol and object symbol; (2) the meaning of variation metaphor the use in English translation of Al-Qur’an have some matters beautifying, reminding, expressing sarcasm, criticizing, threatening and commanding.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: semiotics, metaphor, and symbol
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ari Fatmawati
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2008 08:09
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 08:15
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/695

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