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Handayani, IKa THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF “SAY” AND “TELL” (A CORPUS BASED STUDY). Project Report. Sinta 4, Journal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract English foreign learners often have difficulty in distinguishing the collocation of the English words. The words produced may seem acceptable in terms of mean, yet it may not be common for native speakers of English. When one assumes that these words “tell” and “say” have similar in meaning, but in fact they have different in the use of context.The are several ways to find out the most appropriate collocations of various words one of them is by using corpora.This study used “ (iWeb)”, “British National Corpus (BNC)”. This study is an attempt to explore the similarities and differences of two synonymous words by using English to find the collocation. The result shows the similarity is that both words have similar meanings and the concordance one. The similaritiy also seen in the findings of context. Th word “say” is commonly found in the spoken activities context and fiction context. In the same context but different rate position, the word “tell” is commonly found in the fiction context and spoken activities.. The differences are found in the collocation and the frequency rate. Keywords: corpus, collocation, frequency, concordance

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: 02-Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > 88203-Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ika Handayani
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 15:06

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