A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF WORDPLAY IN THE SIMPSONS SERIES

Darmawan, Alfian (2016) A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF WORDPLAY IN THE SIMPSONS SERIES. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to describe the wordplay used in The Simpsons series. This research has two objectives. The first is to identify the forms of the wordplay found in the series. The second objective is to provide a brief explanation of the functions of the wordplay. The source of the data was the twenty fourth season of the famous series of The Simpsons. The data were selected only from the first episode to the sixth episode of the season. The form of the data was some verbal expressions spoken by the characters or written anywhere on the screen. There are dialogues, monologues, advertisements, titles, and shop signs. The validity and credibility were ensured by using triangulation to achieve data trustworthiness. The result of this research shows that all types of wordplay appeared in the series. They are punning repetition, play on antonym, asyntactic, etymological, syllepsis, and similarity on pronunciation. Based on the findings, the play on similarity of pronunciation is the most dominant type occurred in the series. The domination of this type shows that the play on similarity of pronunciation is an effective technique and proved success in amusing its audience and delivering the wordplay phenomena to them. In addition, all functions of wordplay like telling jokes, breaking taboos, and raising serious effect were found in every episode. This proves The Simpsons as a genuine adult animated sitcom which can tell jokes and break taboos at the same time.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Simpsons, wordplay, animated sitcom
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 10:09
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/38183

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