Deep Structure in the Nobel Qur’an

  • Andri Purwanto Universitas Indraprasta PGRI
  • Aceng Rahmat Universitas Negeri Jakarta
Keywords: translation, deep structure, meaning components, the Noble Qur’an


The objective of this research was to analyze the deep structure in the translation of Noble Qur’an. Since translation goal is meaning (deep structure), this study is badly needed. The theory of deep structure is proposed by Avram Noam Chomsky. This research is a content analysis method and reading, classifying, note-taking techniques for collecting data. The source data is taken from the Noble Qur’an, English translation and commentary translated by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali dan Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan. The research discusses some meaning components in the translation of Nobel Qur’an, there are eight meaning component strategies, i.e. (1) Features of form was found in 15 translated texts or 13%, (2) Function was found in 2 translated texts or 2%, (3) Form and function was found in 29 translated texts or 26%, (4) Comparison was found in 6 translated texts or 5%, (5) Classifier was found in 8 translated texts or 7%, (6) Couplets, triplets, quadruplets and quintaplets were found in 31 translated texts or 13%, (7) Synonym was found in 11 translated texts or 10%, and (8) Synonim plus reference was found in 5 translated texts or 4%, (9) Synonym with no modification was found in 6 translated texts or 5%.

Author Biographies

Andri Purwanto, Universitas Indraprasta PGRI

Lecturer at Universitas Indraprasta PGRI

Aceng Rahmat, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Lecturer at Universitas Negeri Jakarta


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How to Cite
Purwanto, A., & Rahmat, A. (2022). Deep Structure in the Nobel Qur’an. IJLECR (International Journal of Language Education and Cultural Review), 8(2), 84 -98.