Januarto, Adelia (2017) SWEARING IN MILLER’S DEADPOOL: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Swearing in Miller’s Deadpool is problematized in its home country, i.e. the United States, due to its excessive occurrences. For this reason, this study aims at 1) identifying and delineating the types of swearing which illuminates the uses of swearing, and 2) revealing the motivational factors which explain why the characters utilize such swearing. The principles of sociolinguistics on swearing serve as both the theoretical and methodological underpinning. Furthermore, as this research sought to explain a social phenomenon which was manifested in language, qualitative method was considered as the most appropriate approach to analyze the available data. Additionally, since this research was concerned with language, the linguistic units were in the form of morphemes, words, and phrases considering that the linguistic units of swear words are various, while the context of the data was monologues or dialogues. Those data were obtained from a web annotator, gathered with a data sheet, and analyzed with qualitative content analysis. To check the credibility of the analysis, investigator triangulation was applied. The findings of the study suggest that six categories of swearing are found in the movie, i.e. emphatic swearing, abusive swearing, idiomatic swearing, cathartic swearing, dysphemistic swearing, and humorous swearing. In addition, there are only seven out of nine motivational factors for swearing revealed: anger/tension-release, emphasis, part of personality, story-telling, intimacy, vulnerability, and a way to shock. The two motives are not found because there is no single utterance portraying swearing which is done unconsciously and practiced as influenced by social pressure. Moreover, three new motives emerge from the data, namely aversion, pain, and surprise. Keywords: swearing, Miller’s Deadpool, sociolinguistics, the United States

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: swearing, Miller’s Deadpool, sociolinguistics, the United States
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: 04 Oct 2017 02:55
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 15:15
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/53057

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