By: VICKY RICA ANDIKA (Education Observers)
This writing deals with analyzing grammatical error on the Indonesian legend story found in the textbooks. This analysis was conducted because some English textbooks included narrative text in the form of Indonesian legend story as the material of learning that had been translated into English. However, it still found the grammatical errors within the stories. Through this research, the writer would like to figure out what error that commonly appeared in writing the story as the primary goals of this research.
The object that the writer had outlined in this research was the legend story in the textbooks. The writer took 22 stories from 14 text books as his purposive sample. A qualitative descriptive was used to approach the data. Moreover, the data were collected by observation and documentation. Furthermore, Miles and Huberman model namely data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing was used to analyze the data collected.
The result of this study shows that there are some errors within the stories. The writer has classified them into certain categories namely, concord, tenses, spelling, and parallelism. Also errors based on the term of plot of story, they are exposition, rising action, climax, and falling action. After that, the writer displays all the result of his findings. The result of analysis shows the frequency of grammatical error in concord is 45%, tenses is 32%, spelling is 19%, and parallelism is 4%. Meanwhile, the error in the exposition is 21%, rising action is 34%, climax is 26%, falling action is 6%, and resolution is 13%. Therefore, the teachers and the students have better to know more about a good quality of textbooks. Also, the publishers should organize an ongoing correction and in-depth revision before publishing all of the textbooks to minimize the grammatical errors.