Happy new year, 2022. May this year give us many hopes and achievements. The current issue of KLAUSA Vol 5 No 2 has published some quality writings!

In the first part, we will read a paper from Fathmawati, who wrote about the solidarity value in the S.U.U.A.L. Vespa community. Using Critical Discourse Analysis (C.D.A.), Fathmawati found various forms such as cooperation, fairness, altruism, trustworthiness, and considerateness. Members of this community reportedly share their benefits to others and how they release their ego to help others. The solidaristic action and behavior are about how they continue the tradition of their predecessors, remembering that the Vespa community itself was established decades ago with the solidarity ideology as their fundamental shared belief in their hands. The experiences are proof of how well they preserve the value as well as respect their seniors.

Saifuddin and Nurhayani highlight the parental guidance issues in their paper. They found that the levels of parental involvement in hoisting their children's performance in their vocabulary achievement in Malang city, Indonesia. They emphasized the imperative role of parents in elevating their children's performance in their English program. The students who received more support from parents performed better than the students with a lack of support from parents. Moreover, the findings of this current study confirmed the crucial role of parental involvement in a slightly different area of language learning. Parents play a critical part in students' vocabulary achievement, which is justified by the findings of this current research that students with sufficient parental involvement tend to achieve better outcomes than students with less parental involvement.

Saputra wrote on the potential of tourism in Sarangan Lake, Magetan Regency, East Java. By using the folklore of Telaga Sarangan as a data source, he highlighted the importance of promoting tourism potential as well as promoting the literature accompanying the location of the tourist attraction. Many tourism vehicles in Indonesia can be optimized through literature, one of which is Telaga Sarangan, located in Magetan Regency, East Java. Researching tourism literature means combining the internal potential of literary works and the external potential. Are reminded that there is still a lot of tourism potential that can be developed in Sarangan Lake.

Rosadi, Isnendes, and Fasya examined the cultural meaning in the lexicon of Sundanese Priangan bridal jewelry. Using an ethnolinguistic design, they say that Sundanese wedding jewelry is rich in cultural significance and is believed to be a prayer and hope of the Sundanese ancestors and people. Sundanese bridal jewelry includes bun, mangle, siger, rocking flower, tanjong flower, earrings, brooch, benten, Garuda mungkur, wajit turih, panetep, Mayangsari flower, ronce. Culturally, this tradition can be seen from one of the spiritual aspects: the hopes and prayers of the ancestors and the Sundanese people. The cultural meaning of each lexicon of Sunda Priangan bride's jewelry is about life that must peak and take care of each other to avoid calamities in married life. In addition, the cultural meaning in the jewelry of the Sunda Priangan bride also depicts the honor, chastity, wisdom, loyalty, and beauty that radiates from various aspects of the figure of a Sundanese woman.

In the last part, Suarniti presents her ideas on the kinds and the functions of setting in Dumas' the Count of Monte Cristo. She found four types of setting: setting of the place, setting of time, setting of social environment, and setting of atmosphere. Settings of place and time were plentiful and relatively easy to notice. In contrast, social domain and atmosphere settings could be found by observing the interactions of the different elements of the story. Next, five functions of setting were found in the Count of Monte Cristo: the background for action, setting as an antagonist, setting as a means of creating atmosphere, setting as a means of revealing character, and setting as means of reinforcing them.


Published: 2022-02-26

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