"I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!”: PROSES MENTAL DALAM PIDATO-PIDATO DONALD TRUMP
Mental processes, as part of the ideational function in the metafunction of discourse, refer
to the search for concepts of thinking, knowledge, feelings, and desires of the speaker. This
study aims to understand and explore the use and trend of using mental processes by
Donald Trump in his 2016–2018 speeches. The data and data sources of this research are
clauses containing mental processes in Trump's victory speech (2016), critical speeches in
Phoenix (2017), and campaign speeches in Evansville Rally (2018). Data were collected
employing a transcription study of speech texts and analyzed using the theory of Functional
Grammar M.A.K Halliday and Systemic Functional Linguistics Suzzane Eggins and Tri
Wiratno, which were concretized through tables and percentages. The findings show the
dominance of the affective mental process, namely the most frequent mental process or the
highest frequency used by Donald Trump to show his love for the people (listeners), flag,
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