Esther Kuntjara
Faculty of Letters, Petra Christian University

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SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS IN FEMINISTS PERSPECTIVE: A NEW WAY IN DOING SOCIOLINGUISTIC QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Kuntjara, Esther
k@ta Vol 3, No 1 (2001): JUNE 2001
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

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Traditional research methods have been dominated by positivism which assumes the importance of objectivity, contextual independency, linear causality and value free research. Feminist researchers found that such methods do not suit their inquisitive needs especially in the study of women. Naturalistic research methods, however, do not only suit them but they are also able to voice womens problems. Two methods, i.e. interviewing and ethnography are discussed as to how they are commonly used by feminist researchers on many social studies on women, including the linguistic studies of gender.
CULTURAL TRANSFER IN EFL WRITING: A LOOK AT CONTRASTIVE RHETORIC ON ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN Kuntjara, Esther
k@ta Vol 6, No 1 (2004): JUNE 2004
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (239.163 KB) | DOI: 10.9744/kata.6.1.13-29

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Studies in contrastive rhetoric since Kaplans (1966) article have indicated the need of looking at L2 writing from different perspective by considering factors such as L2 learners historical background in L1 writing, the development in their writing process, and the genres before we come to analyze the texts. By following such approaches, this study wants to see if there has been any cultural transfer in L2 writing of Indonesian writers. However, this has led to the probing of Indonesian L1 writing as well. This study again suggests the complexity of rhetoric in writing.
TYPES OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THE ESSAYS WRITTEN BY FOURTH-SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Limengka, P. E.; Kuntjara, Esther
K@ta Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This study deals with errors which include tenses (verb forms), number agreement, and active-passive voice, word order, and word formation on students’ essays.The purpose of this study is to find out the types of errors committed by the students in Written 4 class based on five categories which are addition, omission, misformation, misordering  and blends. The writer found that the most frequent error is misformation, especially the misformation of verbs and nouns. In conclusion, the students committed misformation, misordering, addition, omission, and blends errors; and misformation is the most commonly committed error which is found in their essays.
IMPOLITENESS STRATEGIES USED ON ONLINE COMMENTS IN AN INDONESIAN FOOTBALL WEBSITE Wibowo, Grace P.; Kuntjara, Esther
K@ta Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This research investigates linguistic impoliteness used in online football comments through the examination of impoliteness strategies proposed by Jonathan Culpeper. It examines how impoliteness strategies are used on online comments and what strategy mostly used by Indonesian participants  in Okezone, an Indonesian football website. The research uses descriptive qualitative method supported by quantitative data. First, the writer found that Indonesian participants mostly used positive impoliteness strategy to express their negative attitude on giving comments. Second, there are four out of five impoliteness strategies used by Indonesian participants. Withhold politeness strategy is excluded. 
Linguistic and cultural identity of Indonesian Americans in The United States Lie, Anita; Wijaya, Juliana; Kuntjara, Esther
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Vol. 8 No. 1, May 2018
Publisher : Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v8i1.11468

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This article examines the second-generation immigrants in California and focuses on their language use and cultural identity as Indonesian-Americans. This study investigated to what extent home language use and community involvement influenced mastery of Indonesian heritage language and what factors affected the forming of cultural identity. Data were drawn from self-assessed Indonesian Oral Proficiency Questionnaire and in-depth interviews of sixteen Indonesian-Americans aged fifteen to early twenties.  Their parents were also interviewed as triangulation.  Results show that parents’ insistence in using Indonesian as home language and the youths’ investment in support community have enhanced the mastery of Indonesian heritage language.  Furthermore, exposure to the language and culture, investment, and community factors have affected the transformation of cultural identity.
IMPOLITENESS STRATEGIES USED ON ONLINE COMMENTS IN AN INDONESIAN FOOTBALL WEBSITE Wibowo, Grace P.; Kuntjara, Esther
Kata Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (254.863 KB) | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.1.1.166-173

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This research investigates linguistic impoliteness used in online football comments through the examination of impoliteness strategies proposed by Jonathan Culpeper. It examines how impoliteness strategies are used on online comments and what strategy mostly used by Indonesian participants  in Okezone, an Indonesian football website. The research uses descriptive qualitative method supported by quantitative data. First, the writer found that Indonesian participants mostly used positive impoliteness strategy to express their negative attitude on giving comments. Second, there are four out of five impoliteness strategies used by Indonesian participants. Withhold politeness strategy is excluded. 
TYPES OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THE ESSAYS WRITTEN BY FOURTH-SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, PETRA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Limengka, P. E.; Kuntjara, Esther
Kata Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (233.831 KB) | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.1.1.230-238

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This study deals with errors which include tenses (verb forms), number agreement, and active-passive voice, word order, and word formation on students? essays.The purpose of this study is to find out the types of errors committed by the students in Written 4 class based on five categories which are addition, omission, misformation, misordering  and blends. The writer found that the most frequent error is misformation, especially the misformation of verbs and nouns. In conclusion, the students committed misformation, misordering, addition, omission, and blends errors; and misformation is the most commonly committed error which is found in their essays.