Elite : English and Literature Journal https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite <p><strong>Elite : English and Literature Journal</strong>&nbsp;(Print&nbsp;ISSN:&nbsp;<strong><a title="ISSN pint" href="http://u.lipi.go.id/1389582570" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2355-0821</a></strong>,&nbsp;Online ISSN:&nbsp;<strong><a title="ISSN online" href="http://u.lipi.go.id/1489495597" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2580-5215</a></strong>) is&nbsp; peer-reviewed journal devoted specifically to the studies of English linguistics and literature and other literatures with a special emphasis on local culture, wisdom, philosophy and identity. <strong>Elite&nbsp;:&nbsp;English and Literature Journal</strong>&nbsp;is&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1arbKJNEO1cVSddzirjRuGsPcc57QADcp/view?usp=sharing"><strong>accredited</strong>&nbsp;<strong>(SINTA 3)</strong></a>&nbsp;by the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education with the Decree Number&nbsp;<strong>200/M/KPT/2020, 23</strong>&nbsp;December 2020. Published twice a year in&nbsp;<strong>June and December</strong>, the first edition of ELITE was published in 2013. The journal contents are managed by the English and Literature Department, Faculty of Adab and Humanities, Alauddin State Islamic University of Makassar, Indonesia in collaboration with&nbsp;<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/16uy4gqs0rpiSzQoohvoGzgOqa7LmTyOo/view?usp=sharing">Elite Association Indonesia</a></span></strong>&nbsp;and<strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/u/3/folders/1LnuV5Tzdh0rcsatZhmClXxkerdwmN8mp">Linguistics and Literature Association (LITA)</a>.&nbsp;</strong>The primary objective of the journal is to provide a productive forum for lecturers, researchers, authors, graduate students, and practitioners to present the results of their recent studies in the areas of English linguistics and literature and other literary traditions. <strong>From the second issue in 2022 onward. Elite journals divide the scope of articles into different focuses in each issue. For the upcoming issue, volume 9 no 2, which will be published in December, we focus on literary ideas and will then be filled with a focus on linguistics and ELT in the upcoming June 2023 issue. This division of scope will continue alternately. The journal is also intended to help disseminate recent developments in theories, concepts, and ideas in the areas concerned with the academic community of language and literature studies in Indonesia in particular and worldwide in general.&nbsp;</strong></p> UIN Alauddin Makassar en-US Elite : English and Literature Journal 2355-0821 <p>Once an article was published in the journal, the author(s) are:<br><br>granted to the journal right licensed under Creative Commons License Attribution that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship.<br>permitted to publish their work online in third parties as it can lead wider dissemination of the work.<br>continue to be the copyright owner and allow the journal to publish the article with the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license<br>receiving a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the work.<br><br></p> Genre_Based SFL Analysis of Academic Writing in English: Investigating Linguistic Features and Genre Conventions in Student's Essay https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/36563 <p>This study aims to conduct a genre-based and systemic functional linguistic (SFL) analysis of academic writing in higher education, with a focus on linguistic features and genre conventions in student essays. The research method used in this study is qualitative research. Specifically, the study uses a case study research design, where the focus is on a single limited case (in this case, student essays in academic writing in higher education). The research method involves collecting and analyzing data through a systematic and detailed examination of the linguistic features and genre conventions of student essays focus on how the students build the coherence and cohesion in academic writing. This research uses a genre-based approach to investigate how students use language to achieve communication goals in academic writing. The study utilizes corpus data from student essays to explore patterns and structures of academic discourse in various genres, as well as to identify linguistic features and coherence and cohesion that distinguish each genre and the researcher implemented interview to the students with six question related to the main research. The results of the study indicated that academic writing in higher education was characterized by a number of typical linguistic features in each genre, which were reflect different conventions and expectations in various academic genres. This study contributes to our understanding of how students use language to convey their ideas and arguments in various academic genres, as well as providing insights into the linguistic features and coherence and cohesion of writing that are important for successful academic writing in higher education.</p> <p>Keywords: SFL, Linguistic Features, Coherence and Cohesion, Essays</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mutakhirani Mustafa Syihabuddin Irma Syahriani Copyright (c) 2023 Mutakhirani Mustafa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-24 2023-06-24 10 1 1 14 10.24252/elite.v10i1.36563 A Quality Assessment of English Idiom Translation into Indonesian in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/32125 <p>This study aims to determine the quality of idiom translation and identify strategies applied by the translator in translating English idiomatic expressions into Indonesian in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany. In achieving these goals, this research uses mixed-method approaches. It is analyzed based on the Translation Quality Assessment (TQA) model by Nababan et al. (2012) and Baker’s theory about strategies for translating idioms (2018). Meanwhile, the data was collected through questionnaires distributed to the informants. The research finding showed that the translator applies five idiom translation strategies in 70 data. Based on the frequency, the idiom translation strategies are translation by paraphrase (58.6%), literal translation (27.1%), using the idiom with similar meaning but the dissimilar form (8.6%), using an idiom with similar meaning and form (4.3%), and translation by the omission of play of idiom (1.4%). Meanwhile, the average score for the accuracy of the translation is 2.8. The average score for the acceptability of the translation is 2,8, and the average score for readability is 2.8. Overall, the average score of the English idiom translation quality in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child books is 2,8, which indicates that the translation has good quality, in other words, most of the translation is accurate, acceptable, and easily understood by the target readers</p> Zul Kaisar Aimar Syah Muhammad Nur Akbar Rasyid Rosmah Tami Copyright (c) 2023 Zul Kaisar Aimar Syah, Muhammad Nur Akbar Rasyid, Rosmah Tami https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-25 2023-06-25 10 1 15 28 10.24252/elite.v10i1.32125 Discourse Markers Used by Non-Native Speakers in Good Morning America Talk Show https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/36671 <p>Discourse markers have been studied extensively in linguistics and communication studies. Its use is very helpful in understanding the message conveyed, both in formal and informal situations.&nbsp; This study examines the discourse markers used by non-native speakers in Good Morning America Talk Show. Unveil the types and their functions, this study uses a qualitative descriptive method in identifying the use of discourse markers. The data were taken from conversations of non-native speakers using Biber et al (1999) theory to determine the types and functions of discourse markers. The results of this study showed that there are ten types of discourse markers interjection, greetings and farewells, linking adverbials, stance adverbials, vocatives, response elicitors, response forms, hesitators, various polite speech-act formulas and expletives. Those markers have variations functions as marker of information management, marker of response, marker of connectives, marker of cause and effect, marker of temporal adverb and marker of information participation. This study has shown that the use of discourse markers varies across languages and cultures. Moreover, the use of discourse markers can also vary depending on the context of the communication<em>. </em></p> Annisa Annisa Nuri Emmiyati Barsihannor Copyright (c) 2023 Annisa Annisa, Nuri Emmiyati https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-24 2023-06-24 10 1 29 38 10.24252/elite.v10i1.36671 Error Analysis on Simple Past Tense Used in Short Story Made by EFL Students https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/36597 <p><em>Tenses are a crucial element in the English language. In writing or saying a sentence in English, people should consider what kind of tenses will be used. This study aims to find out what kind of errors are made by eleventh-grade students in writing a short story. The instrument used for the research is the writing test. This qualitative descriptive study involves thirty-one Senior High School students. To know the error made by the students, the researcher used a written test and then analyzed it qualitatively. There are one hundred twenty-eight errors made by the students and it is found seven omission types of error, sixteen errors for addition types, a hundred errors made in misformation, and five errors in misordering. It can be concluded that the students mostly made an error in the misformation type and the students have a low awareness of using verbs in the simple past tense while writing a short story.</em></p> Faras Seruni Copyright (c) 2023 Faras Seruni https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-24 2023-06-24 10 1 39 48 10.24252/elite.v10i1.36597 Language Style Applied on Indonesian Beauty Products in Digital Advertisements https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/31426 <p>In modern today, people compete to beautify themselves since being beauty has become a primary needs for every woman, even for a man. Besides for personal reason such as taking care of themselves, very often because it is caused by demands of work that requires fine appearance. For now, there are lots of beauty products that are easily obtained from online or offline markets. To support each products, each company needs certain marketing technique to attract consumers. This research aims to investigate language style used in some advertisements for Indonesian beauty products. There were total of 10 advertisements of 5 Indonesian beauty brands investigated in this study. Researchers used note-taking as an instrument and applied purposive sampling technique.&nbsp; Result of this study reveals that from several language style found in those advertisements, hyperbole appeared the most with 33 times appearance. Hyperbole is a kind of figure of speech that conceive heightened impact through the using, or even repetition, of purposeful exaggeration. This language style is often boldly overstated claims to emphasize things. Thus, most of beauty brands by locals investigated in this study used hyperbolic technique to advertise their products.</p> Abd Halim Nur Mutmainna Halim Copyright (c) 2023 Abd Halim, Nur Mutmainna Halim https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-25 2023-06-25 10 1 49 62 10.24252/elite.v10i1.31426 Identifying Adjective Phrases and Gradable Structure in Newspaper” The Jakarta Post” https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/33793 <p>The adjective that can be modified by degree words or degree adverbs is gradable adjectives. Gradable can also happen to adjectives participial, but not all of them. The adjective phrase has three main functions: attributive adjectives (modified before or after nouns), subject complement (complement subject NPs), and object complement (complement of the object of a clause. This paper focuses on identifying adjective phrase structure and its functions, exploring the categories which are modified, and determining the gradable within the adjective phrase. This paper aims to discover phrases, identify the adjective phrase, and analyze it in the tree diagram. It applied qualitative descriptive method to analyze, and documentation technique to collect the data. The data were obtained from the newspaper of ‘The Jakarta Post’ Vol. 37 No. 086 on Saturday, August 10<sup>th</sup>, 2019. The result found that pre-modifier (degree words and degree adverbs) + Adjective is the most frequent gradable adjective occurred in the texts, and then it is followed by an adjective (head), double adjectives, and pre-modifier (determiners) + adjectives.</p> Yuki Priliani Putri Copyright (c) 2023 Yuki Priliani Putri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-25 2023-06-25 10 1 63 76 10.24252/elite.v10i1.33793 Role of Visual Language in Marketing: Build and Implement Branding Identity on Mini-Market https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/36294 <p><em>This study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of visual language on building and sustaining a strong brand in the mini-market industry. Qualitative research has shown that visual language can have a powerful impact on consumer behavior and purchasing decisions. For example, the choice of colors, images, and symbols can evoke specific emotions and associations, influencing how consumers perceive and interact with the brand. This, in turn can impact brand loyalty, as consumers are more likely to return to brands that they perceive as being trustworthy and consistent. The use of visual language in branding is particularly important for mini markets, as these businesses compete in a crowded and highly competitive industry. By using visual language to create a strong brand image and establish brand associations, mini-markets can differentiate themselves from competitors, build a loyal customer base, and establish a strong reputation in the marketplace.</em></p> Arizal Hamizar Andi Masniati Mohammad H Holle Syed Ismail Syed Mohamad Copyright (c) 2023 Arizal Hamizar, Andi Masniati, Mohammad H Holle, Syed Ismail Syed Mohamad https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-24 2023-06-24 10 1 77 89 10.24252/elite.v10i1.36294 Decoding Language Style Utilized by Men and Women on Instagram https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/37478 <p>This research aimed to find out the language style used by men and woman influencers on Instagram. The method that was used in this research was the descriptive qualitative method. The researcher collected the data from the captions on six (3 women and 3 men) selected Instagram accounts; some of the influencers are from the same backgrounds. The data were analyzed based on the theory proposed by Leech who stated that there are four general headings of language style: lexical categories, grammatical categories, figures of speech, and context and cohesion. The result of this study showed that, in the lexical categories, men and women use all kinds of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs based on the objective of the captions. The researcher discovered a wide variety of sentence patterns in the grammatical categories through the captions, including declarative, command, exclamation, question, and minor sentences. The researcher discovered three different types of phrases namely: noun phrases, verb phrases, and adjective phrases. Both men and women use the figure of speech features in their Instagram captions. Related to context and cohesion, interpersonal and situational information is employed in their captions. Additionally, the researcher primarily discovered reference kinds despite the fact that both men and women employed all forms of cohesiveness.</p> Afiah Lutfiah Al-Munawarah Nirwana Copyright (c) 2023 Afiah Lutfiah Al-Munawarah, Nirwana https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-24 2023-06-24 10 1 90 105 10.24252/elite.v10i1.37478 How Application Ease The Assessment Process in EFL Classroom https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/32345 <p>The learning process carried out in Indonesia is still dominated by large classes. It contains more than 20 students. This situation sometimes makes it difficult for teachers to conduct assessments because assessing and evaluating each student takes much time. Nowadays, the assessment process is quite diverse; teachers do not only do paper-based tests but can use application assistance. This study aims to see how well the <em>Pintar</em> Apps help teachers conduct student assessments. The method used in this study is qualitative, with instruments in the form of class observations and interviews. The subjects were 15 and 3 English teachers students of SMP Negeri 2 Tayu. The study results revealed that the application helps the student assessment process faster and more accurately. The teacher does not need to check the results of student answers one by one because the system automatically checks them. <em>Pintar </em>Apps as the student assessment application are beneficial for teachers in managing assessment activities in class. Furthermore, <em>Pintar </em>Apps even helps teachers administer the students who have used this application, and there is a list of them for all activities when using this application.</p> Dian Savitri Akmal Copyright (c) 2023 Dian Savitri, Akmal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-25 2023-06-25 10 1 106 116 10.24252/elite.v10i1.32345 Academic Writing Analysis of Pesantren-Based University Students: Challenges, Practices,Preference, and Attitudes https://journal.uin-alauddin.ac.id/index.php/elite/article/view/31994 <p>Reflecting on teachers’ feedback and students’ responses, the study investigated students’ challenges in conducting academic writing, their preferences, and attitudes toward feedback, and teachers’ strategies to handle feedback on students’ written works. A case study was administrated. Three teachers and twenty-six undergraduate students were involved in the study. The findings demonstrated that the students were challenged in terms of grammar/surface structures, content, organization, vocabulary, and mechanism. Then, the teachers practiced various feedback i.e.; correction without comment, comment without correction, correction with comments, suggestion, and identification errors. Furthermore, in language use, the teachers’ preferences varied namely Indonesia/L1, English/EFL, and a combination between L1 and EFL. Students preferred those various teachers’ feedback. Then, the students’ attitudes toward handling feedback varied depending on every teacher's feedback type. Furthermore, the study unveiled that students responded positively to their teachers’ feedback such as requesting a more thorough explanation from their teachers, reading earlier pertinent research to improve their writing, and requiring some reflection time in response to their teachers' revisions.</p> Abdur Rofik Atinia Hidayah Christina Sahid Copyright (c) 2023 abdur rofik, Atinia Hidayah, Christina, Sahid https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2023-06-25 2023-06-25 10 1 117 128 10.24252/elite.v10i1.31994