A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF HUMOR IN MODERN FAMILY SEASON 4

Anggraini, Septi Dyah (2014) A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF HUMOR IN MODERN FAMILY SEASON 4. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

The objectives of the research are (1) to analyze the maxims that are flouted by the characters to create humor in Modern Family Season 4; (2) to describe and explain the forms of humor created by maxim flouting in Modern Family Season 4; and (3) to explain the functions of humor created by maxim flouting in Modern Family Season 4. This research employed the descriptive qualitative method. The data were in the form of utterances. They were words, clauses, phrases, and sentences. The contexts of the data were dialogues. The source of the data was an American sitcom entitled Modern Family Season 4. The data were collected by watching the sitcom, reading and checking the script, selecting the data, and recording them into the data sheet. 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 pragmatics. The research reveals three findings. The first is that all the four types of maxim flouting are employed by the characters to create humor in Modern Family Season 4. They are flouting of maxim of quantity, maxim of quality, maxim of relation, and maxim of manner. Maxim of quality flouting is mostly employed by the characters to create humor since there are several ways to flout the maxim. Humor created by maxim flouting employed by the characters in Modern Family Season 4 is represented in the forms of jokes and spontaneous conversational humor. Unintentional humor does not occur in the data. The reason why this one does not occur is because it is not a humor that can easily be found in everyday conversation. In terms of spontaneous conversational humor, ten forms are employed by the characters. They are irony, satire, sarcasm, overstatement, self-deprecation, teasing, replies to rhetorical question, clever replies to serious statements, and transformations of frozen expressions. Finally, all the functions of humor are found in the sitcom, i.e. social management, decommitment, mediation, and defunctionalization.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: maxim flouting, humor, Modern Family Season 4
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: 26 May 2015 03:42
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 22:50
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/19423

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