Experiential meaning breadth variation of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Indonesia online news

Berlin Insan Pratiwi, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekomoni Putra Bangsa Kebumen, Indonesia
Thuthut Kartikarini, Department of English Language Education, Program Pascasarjana, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia


The aims of this research were to describe experiential meaning variation of English BBC news texts (T1) and Bahasa Indonesia BBC news texts (T2) which were functional grammatically represented in transitivity clause units, to identify the factors that cause the experiential meaning breadth variation of T1-T2, and to map the context of highest variation of T1-T2. This qualitative research applied semantic content analysis of experiential meaning with the researcher as research instrument. The results of this study show that experiential meaning variation of T1-T2 is dominated by highest scale of variation. Transfer-based perspective includes T2 as bad translation, while hermeneutic-based includes T2 as a good translation. Experiential meaning breadth variation of T1-T2 are mainly caused by the ideology of translation of BBC and translators involved in translation process that allows adjustment to the new readership and to the naturalness of the use of Indonesian language to occur. The constrictions of experiential meaning breadth variation mostly are caused by the addition of clause-rank meaning units which are not part of T1 and the existence of summary and/or synthesis of some T1 clause-rank meaning units.


experiential meaning breadth; variation; online news translation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21831/lt.v5i1.7695


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