Grammatical Cohesion in Children Novel “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams

Della Marta Shelviana, Sri Mulatsih


This study aims to find out the grammatical cohesion in the children’s novel “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams. The researcher used the grammatical cohesion concept of Halliday and Hassan as the framework to investigate the grammatical cohesion used in the children’s novel “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams. In English, cohesion consists of two kinds of cohesion, they are grammatical cohesion (reference, substitution, ellipsis, conjunction) and lexical cohesion (repetition, synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, meronymy, collocation). This study focuses on the grammatical cohesion used in the data. This study used qualitative methods to get a better understanding. The researcher used a children’s novel by Margery William the titled “The Velveteen Rabbit” as the data. The collected data of grammatical cohesion has a total of 292 words, they are; 226 references; 4 substitutions, this category divided into two and there are 3 nominal substitutions and 1 verbal substitution; and there are 62 conjunctions, this category divided into four, there are 7 temporal conjunctions, 4 causal conjunctions, 35 additive conjunctions, and 16 adversative conjunctions

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