VERBAL HUMOR IN JUNGER’S 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: A STYLISTIC STUDY

Hannani, Syarifah (2018) VERBAL HUMOR IN JUNGER’S 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: A STYLISTIC STUDY. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

While context remains a prominent part, the types and functions of humor need to be taken into account for understanding humor. Therefore, focusing on Junger’s 10 Things I Hate About You, this research aims at 1) revealing the linguistic types of verbal humor, and 2) revealing the functions of verbal humor. Stylistic is used as the principal theory in this research because it deals with the linguistic style of showing how and why verbal humor is used. Since this research explains the form and the purpose behind the creation of verbal humor, qualitative method is considered as the most appropriate approach for analyzing the data. In addition, as this research concentrated on the spoken forms of humor, the linguistic units were in the form of utterances. The data were obtained from the movie and its transcript, classified using data sheet, and analyzed using content analysis. To check the credibility of the analysis, investigator triangulation was applied. The results of the study reveal that three categories of verbal humor, i.e. wordplay, allusion, and verbal irony are employed. However, as for wordplay, there is one sub-type which is not uttered by the characters, that is syntactic structure. It is because syntactic structure is more complicated to be created by teenagers, the dominant characters in the movie. In addition, all of the three functions of verbal humor, i.e. social management, decommitment, and defunctionalization are manifested in the verbal humor. Social management is revealed to be dominant because the movie reflects daily life, especially, teenager’s daily life where social group is an important thing for them.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: verbal humor, Junger’s 10 Things I Hate About You, stylistics
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: 09 Jun 2018 20:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:31
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/57130

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