THE REPRESENTATION OF BACKGROUND THESES: TRANSITIVITY ANALYSIS
Keywords:material process, relational process, text background theses, transitivity
Background is an important component in writing a theses. However, there is still not much discussion about the quality of the background from the transitivity analysis. This study aims to see the quality of the background from the side of the transitivity process. To achieve this goal, the analytical document was selected in this study involving three background theses at a university in West Java from 2018 to 2020. The data were analyzed using a transitivity system which includes types of process, types of participants, and types of circumtances. The data reveal that the most dominant process found is the Relational process
(Attribute) which functions to describe the existing state of what will be studied on the research topic. Also other dominant processes found are Material processes which function to show that the statements made are generally sure thing that can be accepted by everyone. Meanwhile another process which is assumed important that is verbal process not much found. Therefore, it can be concluded that the background of the lack of statements of expert opinions as evidenced by the low of verbal process findings.