Rukmanasari, Indah (2012) A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE MAIN CHARACTER’S SPEECH ACTS IN DATE NIGHT MOVIE. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research is a pragmatic study on speech acts and conversational implicatures performed by the main character in Date Night. This research is aimed at identifying and describing the kinds of speech acts focusing on the employment of illocutionary acts and the kinds of conversational implicatures, i.e. generalized and particularized conversational implicatures. This research employed a qualitative method with the researcher as the key instrument and the data sheets used as the secondary instruments. The object of this research was the main character’s utterances in Date Night. The data were in the form of lingual units, i.e. words, phrases, clauses, or sentences. The data analysis of this research were based on the findings of the illocutionary acts classification and the conversational implicatures that arise in the main character’s utterances. To achieve the trustworthiness of the data, the researcher used by theory and researcher triangulations. The findings of this research reveal two important points. First, there are four kinds of illocutionary acts performed in Date Night; they are representatives, directives, commissives, and expressives. Subtypes of representatives are stating, informing, agreeing, arguing, explaining, describing, convincing, predicting, reporting, and stating opinion. Subtypes of directives are commanding, requesting, suggesting, inviting, questioning, and warning. Subtypes of commissives are promising, offering, and threatening. Subtypes of expressives are greeting, thanking, apologizing, complimenting, stating pleasure, stating pain, stating doubt, stating confusion, stating surprise, stating fear, stating surrender, stating panic, stating anger, and stating dislike. Each subtype of illocutionary acts is used to deliver the speaker’s specific intention. Second, there are two types of conversational implicatures in the main character’s speech, i.e. generalized conversational implicature in which the main character’s intention is explicitly uttered, and particularized conversational implicature in which the main character’s intention is implicitly uttered.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pragmatic analysis, speech acts
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 06:48
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 23:51
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/21108

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