Herawati, Nita (2015) A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF HUMOR EXPRESSED BY ALADEEN IN THE DICTATOR MOVIE. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research is conducted to observe language phenomena that create humor in The Dictator movie. The objectives of this research are to analyze the maxims that are flouted to create humor, to describe and explain the forms of humor created through maxim flouting, and to explain the functions of humor created through maxim flouting expressed by Aladeen in The Dictator movie. This research was conducted by using mixed method, a combination of qualitative and quantitative method. The data were in the form of utterances done by Aladeen. The data sources of this research were the video of the movie and the transcript of The Dictator movie. The researcher was the primary instrument of this research, whereas the data sheet was used as the secondary instrument. After being collected, the data were categorized and analyzed based on the types of maxim flouting, forms of humor, and functions of humor. To enhance trustworthiness, the data were triangulated by experts and linguistics students who are keen on the field. This research reveals three findings. First, all types of maxims are flouted by Aladeen in order to create humor in The Dictator movie. They are maxim of quality flouting, maxim of quantity flouting, maxim of relation flouting and maxim of manner flouting. Maxim of quality flouting becomes the most prominent maxim that is flouted due to Aladeen’s character who often says something without adequate evidence, lies, and exaggerates the situation. Second, there are two forms of humor that are created through maxim flouting, i.e. jokes and spontaneous conversational humor. Spontaneous conversational humor becomes the most prominent form of humor, because The Dictator movie consists of daily conversation where spontaneous conversational humor mostly occurs. Nine types of spontaneous conversational humor are found in the movie. They are irony, sarcasm, overstatement and understatement, self-deprecation, teasing, clever replies to serious statements, double entendres, transformations of frozen expressions, and pun. Third, there are only two functions of humor that are created through maxim flouting. They are social management and defunctionalization. Social management becomes the most prominent function of humor that is created through maxim flouting. It is because Aladeen frequently uses humor to manage his social interaction. To sum up, Aladeen creates humor in The Dictator movie by flouting all types of maxims, mostly in the form of spontaneous conversational humor that is frequently showing the function of social management.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pragmatics, humor, maxim flouting, The Dictator Movie
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: 03 Nov 2015 01:32
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 05:11
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/27835

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