Wiviana, Vuti (2014) A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF STEREOTYPE THREAT IN THE BLIND SIDE. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This study aims at identifying and presenting the phenomena of stereotype threat in a multicultural society found in the film The Blind Side. The objectives of this research are (1) to describe the linguistic choices in the form of verbal processes that are reflecting stereotypes, and (2) to present the situations that lead to stereotype threat in The Blind Side. This research employed a descriptive qualitative method since it emphasized on describing the phenomena of the use of language in its context by interpreting the data. However, quantitative data were also used to strengthen the findings and to help in drawing inferences. The data were in the form of words taken from the conversation of the characters in John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side. The primary instrument of this research was the researcher herself while the secondary instrument was the data sheet. In collecting the data, the researcher watched the movie comprehensively, read the dialogue taken from the script, selected and classified the data based on the objectives of the research. The measure of trustworthiness was applied in analyzing the data. Trustworthiness of the data was maintained by triangulation and peer discussion. The results of the analysis show two main points. First, there are five categories of linguistic choices reflecting stereotype used by the characters in the movie. They are DAVs (Descriptive Action Verbs), IAVs (Interpretive Action Verbs), SVs (State Verbs), ADJs (Adjectives), and NGCs (Noun as Group Categories). The first most-often appearing phenomenon is NGCs. It occurs as many as 3 times in in-group category and 12 times in out-group category out of the total of 37 occurrences. In other words, its percentages are 8.2% and 32.4%. NGCs get a greater occurrence because nouns are rich enough of characterization and more imaginable. These linguistic choices are mostly found in out-group category of stereotype. Second, the situations that lead to stereotype threat are group identity salience (GIS), minority status (MS), stereotype salience (SS), and evaluative scrutiny (ES). Both, the stereotyped group and the stereotyping group (black people and white people) experienced all situations in this movie. Minority status holds the highest rank as the situation experienced by the stereotyped group that lead to stereotype threat. From the total data of 37 on linguistic choices that reflect stereotype and situations that lead to stereotype threat, minority status occurs as many as 20 times in out-group category. Its percentage is 54.1% from the total 100%.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: linguistic choices, stereotype threat, The Blind Side
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa, Seni dan Budaya (FBSB) > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 22:50
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/19426

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