Lexical and Grammatical Features of Business English

  • Ni Wayan Krismayani Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • I Made Suastra Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Nyoman Suparwa Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Nengah Sudipa Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: TEFL, Lexical, Grammatical, Business English, Reading material

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe a lexical and grammatical feature that can be integrated into English learning materials for business purposes (English for Business) in university and enrich business English vocabulary in order to understand a reading text in a professional context and business environment. The data collected were then analyzed using descriptive qualitative method.  The finding of this study shows that in reading material that has been developed, lexical and grammatical feature data are found. In a lexical feature, the data found is in the form of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, compound noun, and word family. While, on the results of the analysis of grammatical feature, there are adjective markers and sentence structure such as simple present tense, simple future tense and of the present perfect tense.

References

Brown, S. (2019). Developing Authentic Assessment for English Language Teaching. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 1(01), 12-24.
Chaer, A., & Agustina, L. (2004). Sosiolinguistik: perkenalan awal. Penerbit PT Rineka Cipta.
Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2017). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage publications.
Hikmaharyanti, P. D. A. (2020). Indonesian-English Compound Word Equivalence. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 2(01), 75-86.
Hutchinson, T., & Waters, A. (1987). English for specific purposes. Cambridge university press.
Jiang, Y. (2015). Study of language features of Business English. Higher Education of Social Science, 8(5), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.3968/6939
Kridalaksana, H. (2008). Kamus linguistik edisi keempat. Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama.
Latupeirissa, D. S., & Sayd, A. I. (2019). Grammatical errors of writing in EFL class. International journal of linguistics, literature and culture, 5(2), 1-12.
Miles, M. B., & Huberman, M. (1992). Analisis Data Kualitatif: Buku tentang sumber-sumber baru. Universitas Indonesia. Jakarta.
Rao, V. C. S. (2017). English for business and management. Journal for research scholars and professional of English language teaching, 1(2), 1-10.
Sayd, M. (2020). The Study of Task-based Cycle: Case of Reading Comprehension Classes in Iran. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 2(01), 22-31.
Sinturat, T. H. I. T. A. P. A. (2010). An Analysis of Lexical Phrases In Business Letters: An Online Business Letter Corpus And Textbooks.
Zhang, Z. (2007). Towards an integrated approach to teaching Business English: A Chinese experience. English for specific purposes, 26(4), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esp.2006.10.006
Published
2020-05-10
How to Cite
Krismayani, N. W., Suastra, I. M., Suparwa, I. N., & Sudipa, I. N. (2020). Lexical and Grammatical Features of Business English. The International Journal of Social Sciences World (TIJOSSW), 2(01), 51-64. Retrieved from https://www.growingscholar.org/journal/index.php/TIJOSSW/article/view/20
Section
Articles