English Journal Literacy Utama 2022-09-29T20:36:00+07:00 Meiga Maudina Siti Anshari, S.LI Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;">The scope of this journal includes topics such as classroom action research, applied linguistics, linguistics, pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, English culture, and literature. English Journal Literacy UTAMA (EJL-UTama) also uses the LOCKSS system to ensure journal records are stored safely. At this time, the English Journal Literacy UTama has been indexed on Google Scholar.</p> ENGLISHIZATION AND THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA DISCOURSES OF THE #ENDSARS PROTEST IN NIGERIA 2022-09-29T18:58:08+07:00 Gabriel B. Egbe <p>The social media has become a potent digital tool to make strong political and social statements globally especially with the internationalization of English. This has been underscored by the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. The protest, led mainly by Nigerian youths, remains one of the most sweeping social media activisms in the history of the country. The reverberations and revolts which accompanied the initially peaceful protest have brought to the fore the power of the social media. This study identifies the discursive strategies and semiotic resources deployed during the #EndSARS protest to underscore the role of English in the construction and counter construction of discourses. Using Critical Discourse Studies and Multimodal Discourse Analysis, the paper interrogates about 30 purposefully sampled posts from selected WhatsApp platforms during the protests. The study argues that the social media affords users a platform to communicate without the gatekeeper constraints of mainstream media to create group membership, spread ideologies, and to draw national and global attention using the medium of English to cut across geo-political and linguistic boundaries. The study also reveals that while the initial #EndSARS protest constructs an organized, peaceful, and regenerative group of young Nigerians in search of a better Nigeria, a Nigeria of progressive and savvy minds, the counter discourse celebrates disruption, destruction, and death yielding the negative construction of hoodlums, arsonists, looters, and criminals which the #EndSARS protest was supposed to interrogate and repudiate thus temporarily entrenching the status quo and the mentality of business-as-usual in Nigeria.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Gabriel B. Egbe SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS OF LOGO USE ON THE ONLINE TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION 2022-09-29T19:11:08+07:00 Lilik Damayanti Abdul Gafur <p>With the number of online transportation companies, there will be competition to attract consumer interest. Each company has its own way of introducing the products or services that they offer, from designing a logo that is used as a brand for the company until the features that can attract consumer interest. The use of Logo as a brand of the company is a point of identification; and symbols that customers use to identify their brand. Ideally, each company creates the logo so that it can directly connect consumers with the company. The purpose of this research is to dig out what is the meaning of logo or symbol of online transportation providers as the company's identity based on the colors and fonts used. Through a qualitative approach, data is obtained from a sample of logos issued officially from the largest online transportation service company in Indonesia, there are Gojek, Uber, Grab, and Maxim. The findings of this research is the Logo’s meaning of each online transportation providers represent their character based on font and color use. Most of them used wordmarks as the character and identity to be easily recognized by the public, and to convey brand attributes and brand positioning. The color that mostly used by the online transportation company is green and black as the dominant color as a symbol of their existence for tired people, means that they can be the solution for their movement, and also immovable, means that they are strong and undefeated. While font use by those company are sans serif and Egyptian, if we compare between the use of color and font, they have same purposes which shown as a symbol of strong and efficient.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lilik Damayanti, Abdul Gafur Exploring Parents' Attempt to Conduct Home Literacy Practices for Young Learners 2022-05-12T21:40:59+07:00 Shafa Nurafifah <p>In Indonesia, it is quite hard to find a study that raised the topic of home literacy even though the topic is very important to discuss. This research will provide an overview of how parents in Indonesia carry out home literacy practices with their children. Thus, this research aimed to explore the types of home literacy practices by Indonesian parents. The researcher collected the data through an interview via Zoom meeting as a method of this research. The data were transcribed and codified under the theory of Burgees, Hect, and Lonigan (2002). For analyzing the data, the researcher uses a thematic analysis. From the findings, it can be known that the mother played a big role in the sustainability of home literacy. While the father’s role in supporting and teaching the Quran or reciting Surah. There are four roles in conducting home literacy as performed by the parents who had the same level of education and from middle and upper economic background. These are the limiting environment, the literacy interface, the active home literacy environment, and the passive home literacy environment.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Shafa Nurafifah Verb Formation Errors in Structuring Simple Past Sentences 2022-09-29T19:31:49+07:00 Anum Dahlia Harnani <p>This study is an investigation of college students’ English tense knowledge, according to their work of writing simple past sentences. The students’ written work was analyzed to find the most frequent errors made by students when they were writing their activities done in the day before. The errors were then identified in the sentences on their writing. The study used descriptive qualitative method, and was conducted through (a) identifying the most frequent errors in student’s simple past sentences, (b) classifying the errors into their categories, and (c) analyzing what causes the errors to be made. The result shows that the most frequent errors made by college students in writing simple past sentences are errors of verb formation. The verb formation errors are classified into three forms of error: regularizations, archi-forms and alternating forms. The dominant errors found in this research are archi-form (88%) and alternating form (12%). The errors are most likely caused by the students’ confusion in selecting a class member of verb as there are two choices to use, the students’ growth of grammar knowledge that make them have bigger or more selection of verb use and the students’ comprehension failure of mastering tense.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Anum Dahlia, Harnani The Effect Of Peer Feedbacks On Students' Speech 2022-08-01T13:44:46+07:00 Susie Kusumayanthi Inti Lestari <p>In speaking English, students still find many difficulties especially when students make speeches, and unfortunately in giving speeches students are rarely given feedback so they don't know where their mistakes are. Feedback can be given by teachers or their peer. In fact, transactional peer feedback is believed to be able to foster students’ participation as well as communicative competence in compared with the feedback from the teacher (Liu &amp; Carless, 2006). In this paper, the researcher intends to find out how peer feedback is implemented, the focus especially discusses the types of feedback used by the participants in this study, and the effect of conducting peer feedback on students' speech. This study makes use of descriptive qualitative method. Involving 6 participants. The data sources of this research are observations, student speech scores, and interviews. Observations were conducted in 3 weeks, the students' speech scores from the assessments of their peers before and after peer feedback, and interviews. From the observation, the researchers identified the types of feedback that were often used by participants, namely corrective feedback, reinforcing feedback, and didactic feedback. From the interview, the researcher perceived that the students found it beneficial from given feedback. In addition, peer-feedback techniques also have a positive effect on participants. Peer feedback can improve student speech, student confidence, and fun learning activities. Even though it was revealed that peer feedback has a lot of benefits, but most of participants agree that peer feedback activities should be followed by feedback from the teacher. Because they believe the feedback from their teacher is more reliable.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Susie Kusumayanthi, Inti Lestari How The Prepositional Phrase Arouses Ambiguity In Three Articles Published On 2022-09-29T19:51:15+07:00 Dede ismail <p>This research is entitled How the Prepositional Phrase Arouses Ambiguity in Three Articles Published on The purpose of this research is to discuss some sentences containing prepositional phrase which enables the author to find its ambiguity and its solution. This prepositional phrase analysis is done by studying some previous articles found in The preposition phrase chosen to be analyzed refers to the preposition phrase which begins with the preposition “with”. The result that can be taken from this research shows that (1) the prepositional phrase may attach only to VP in particular sentence, while on the other hand, (2) it may attach both to VP and to NP so that the meaning of the sentence may be ambiguous. To avoid the ambiguity, the possessive determiners and the relative clauses may be used instead. The qualitative method was employed since it referred to the theoretical frames which consists of previous researches, findings, and theories.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dede ismail Lecturers And Students Responses Toward The Program Of Independent Learning-Independent Campus (MBKM) 2022-09-29T20:02:34+07:00 Dwi Fauziansyah Moenardy Denny Saputera Rina Ariyanti Dewi Aminudin Della Dwinanti Sumpena Soni A. Nulhaqim <p>Independent Learning – Independent Campus (MBKM) is one of the policies from the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Mr. Nadiem Makarim. One of the programs of the Independent Learning – Independent Campus policy is the Right to Study for Three Semesters Outside the Study Program. Independent Campus is part of the Independent Learning policies from the Indonesian Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology that provides opportunities for students to enhance their competencies according to their talents and interests by directly exploring the industrial or professional world as the groundwork for their future careers. There are eight forms of learning activities in accordance with Permendikbud No. 3 of 2020 Article 15 paragraph 1 that can be carried out within the study program or outside the study program, such as: student exchange, internship/work practice, teaching assistant in an educational unit, research, humanitarian projects, entrepreneurial activities, independent project/study, build villages/thematic community service program. When the students carry out the Independent Learning – Independent Campus (MBKM) programs, the results will be recognized as equivalent to 20 credit in each semester. To analyze how far the MBKM program has been socialized and understood by lecturers, students and universities, the Ministry of Education conducted a survey. The method used in the survey is census and the research method used in the analysis is qualitative research method. Based on the result, there are 7 lecturers out of 15 lecturers from the Faculty of Social Science and Political Science Widyatama University (3 study program) who have filled out the survey form. 8 lecturers cannot fill out the survey form because their NIDN are not issued yet. There are also 14 students from the class of 2020 who have filled out the survey form, while the class of 2021 cannot fill out the form because their names are not listed in the Directorate General of Higher Education (PDPT DIKTI) yet</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dwi Fauziansyah Moenardy, Denny Saputera, Rina Ariyanti Dewi, Aminudin , Della Dwinanti Sumpena, Soni A. Nulhaqim Conceptual Metaphors in The Little Mermaid: Cognitive Semantic Analysis 2022-02-19T21:16:45+07:00 Jasmine Nadira Awwali Tajudin Nur <p>This study describes the embodiment of conceptual metaphors and image schemes according to Cruse and Croft (2004) in the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The approach used in this research is descriptive qualitative as a methodological approach and a cognitive semantic approach as a theoretical approach. The use of figurative language is widely used in writing to add to the impression, emphasis, and beautify an expression outlined by the author, one of which is in a fairy tale. Based on the results of the research that has been carried out, there are 14 pieces of metaphor conceptualization data found which are included in the type; (1) anthropomorphic, namely metaphors that refer to inanimate objects carried out by diverting or moving from the human body or its parts, from the meaning or values and desires possessed by humans, (2) sineaesthetic metaphors, namely metaphors based on transfer from one sense to another, (3) concrete to abstract metaphors, namely metaphors that describe concrete experiences to abstract things, and (4) animal metaphors, namely metaphors that use animals or animal body parts or something related to animals to imagery of something else and three types of image schemas namely existence schemas (existence ), which consists of Removal, Bounded Space, Cycle, Object, Process , the scheme of power ( force ) consisting of Balance, Counterforce, Compulsion, Restraint, Enablement, Blockage, Diversion, Attraction , schemes and unity ( Unity / Multiplicity) comprising from Merging, Collection, Splitting, Iteration, Part-Whole, Mass-Count, Link.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jasmine Nadira Awwali, Tajudin Nur