Nidya Fitri Ketut Artawa Ni Made Sri Satyawati Sawirman
This paper examines the ideology through declarative sentence strategy: The opening statement text structure in Indonesia courtroom text. Some theories are used to support the analysis: the theory of ideology (Barthes, 1973) declarative sentence by (Verhaar, 2012), and text structure (Coterril, 2003). This study adopted the descriptive qualitative method that refers to language ethnomethodology. The data collection is based on non-participant observation accompanied by further techniques such as recorded technique and transcript into Indonesian language orthographically. The findings of this study show that there is a declarative sentence strategy as an opening statement to state objectively based on the text structure in Indonesia’s courtroom text.
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