Study of Lexical Cohesion in a Tirto.Id Online News Themes of the Covid-19 Pandemic
The writing of news must pay attention to the element of cohesion in terms of cohesive, interrelated forms and from its inner structure in terms of coherent meaning. The purpose of the present study is to determine the use of the relationship among sentences (lexical cohesion) used in an online news discourse Tirto.id. The writing of news must pay attention to the element of coherence so that analysis is needed to find out whether news writing has the coherence of the text or not. In order to maintain the texts go coherence, it should be both cohesive and coherent. That is, it should utilize cohesive devices such as Reference, substitution, ellipsis, conjunctions, and lexical cohesion, the last one of which accounts for the state of coherence in a text. The focus of this study is the collection of lexical cohesion in the form of reps, synonyms, and lexical equivalents. The use of lexical cohesion in a discourse in the form of lexical cohesion consists of (i) word repetition, including repetition of words with replacement, (ii) synonyms in the form of words synonyms, and (iii) equivalent, the equivalent form which have changed in to process of changing affix and confix morphemes in the online news Tirto.id of the Covid-19 Pandemic edition.