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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of Study
Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication. For communication a system of communication that enables humans to cooperate. The term communication can conjure up such diverse images as telephones, computers, television, intimate relations, the internet, radio, and public speaking. All of these are in one way to another communicative (Ellis,1999). But using symbols to constitute and interpret reality is an essential feature of each. The technology of computer, which include the internet, make it possible for messages to reach larger members of it at greater distance more quickly.

Thus, in this year, the needs of information become an influential part for modern people who easily and cheaply access it which is supported by the growth of their earnings. Through this economic development, mass media promote the global diffusion of many technical and social innovations that are essential to modernization (Rogers, 1962). As a device to support them, it emerges sites in different kinds, such as: social network, forum, blog, until online newspaper sites (sport, politic, education, geography, etc). Its function gradually being important and bound as people need fresh news time by time, so they have to update it quickly, actually, and trustworthy.

The news media are those elements of the mass media that focus on delivering news to the general public or a target public. These include print media (newspapers, newsmagazines), broadcast news (radio and television), and more recently the Internet (online newspapers, news blogs, etc.). By covering news, politics, weather, sports, entertainment, and vital events, the daily media shape the dominant cultural, social and political picture of society. Beyond the media networks, independent news sources have evolved to report on events which escape attention or underlie the major stories. In recent years, the blogosphere has taken reporting a step further, mining down to the experiences and perceptions of individual citizens.

The Internet has allowed the formal and informal publication of news stories through mainstream media outlets as well as blogs and other self-published news stories. Journalists working on the Internet have been referred to as J-Bloggers, a term coined by Australian Media Academic Dr Nicola Goc to describe journalists who [blog] and [blog]gers who produce journalism. "J-Bloggers: Internet bloggers acting in the role of journalists disseminating newsworthy information, who subscribe to the journalistic ideals of an obligation to the truth and the public's right to know" (Media and Journalism: Theory to Practice (2008) Melbourne: OUP, p45).

In a line with these reasons, sport news site goal.com emerges as a great phenomenon in the world of communication. It is an international website under the ownership of Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni deals in reporting news update of international football which includes European football news; champions league, European championship, European league, and other domestic league (Serie a Italia, Barclays Premiership, La Liga Espanola, Bundesliga, and etc), American football news; Copa Libertadiores, and etc, African and Asian football news, World Cup, and Transfer. This site, represent the largest football community in the world, with 22 language versions, covering over 200 countries and provides users with the breaking news, live scores, match previews, editorials, exclusives, and latest club news through its interactive web site and community forums (Zeitung. 2004. Retrieved 2008) .While goal.com/ID-id as an Indonesian version of International goal.com is sub-part of this site which its management lays under the international management provides the news only in Indonesian Language. That is why the writer interested in analyzing and knowing how stylistic is this site, and whether or not English version...
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