Wirandana, Doni (2013) A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF DYSLEXIA IN BACKWARDS: THE RIDDLE OF DYSLEXIA. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This study is under a psychopragmatics umbrella. The aim of this study is to analyze communication impairments phenomena of asperger syndrome suffered by Morton and its illocutionary acts, the main character in Mozart and the Whale. This study has two objectives: (1) to figure out the communication impairments experienced by the main character in Mozart and the Whale; and (2) to describe the illocutionary acts used by Morton in the movie. This study employed a descriptive qualitative method since it gave an emphasis on describing the phenomena of asperger syndrome in Mozart and the Whale. Moreover, the findings were presented in narrative or textual description. However, number was also used to support the analysis of the data. Some steps in analyzing the data were: identifying the raw data, classifying each datum into the categorization, analyzing each datum, interpreting each datum based on its contexts, reporting the findings, and drawing the conclusion. Finally, the data findings were triangulated by two linguistics students who were keen on psycholinguistics and pragmatics. This study reveals two findings. First, only seven types occur in Mozart and the Whale. There is a limited use of gestures, clumsy body language, inappropriate facial expression, limited facial expression, superficially perfect expressive language, impairments of comprehension including misinterpretation of literal or implied meaning and peculiar stiff gaze. Meanwhile, the absent types are odd prosody, peculiar voice characteristics, formal pedantic language, and delayed speech development. Last, types of illocutionary act which occur in the movie are representative and directive. Representative consists of informing and stating. Directive consists of ordering. The most occurences go to informing, then stating and the last is ordering. Meanwhile, the three types that Morton unable to perform are expressive, commissive, and declarative. The ability to employ the two types provides evidences that Morton is able to state what he believes to be the case or not and is able to ask someone to do something. His inability to employ the other types proves that he is unable to express his psychological state, commit himself to an action, change the world of others and to perform speech act which has the function related to the activity of enaging social interaction with others, but he is able to perform the speech act which has the function related to his personal interest, in this case calculating numbers.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychopragmatics, asperger syndrome, illlocutionary acts, Mozart and the Whale
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: 22 Jun 2015 06:41
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 23:50
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/21105

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