Request in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies: A Pragmatic Study

Nafis, Irsyadi (2018) Request in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies: A Pragmatic Study. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research examines the deployment of the speech acts of request in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies using pragmatic approach. This study aims at identifying and explaining the types, strategies, and purposes of request. This research used a qualitative method. The data were utterances spoken by the characters in Bridge of Spies which were analyzed within the dialogue as the context. The data source was the script of the dialogues spoken by the characters. The data sheet was the instrument of this research. To check the credibility of the analysis, investigator triangulation was applied. The results of this research are described as follows. First, there are four request types found in the movie, i.e. unconventionally indirect request, conventionally indirect request based on the speaker, conventionally indirect request based on the hearer, and direct request. Second, there are eight request strategies revealed: hint, questioning hearer’s ability/willingness, suggestory formulae, statement of speaker’s wishes/desires, statement of speaker’s needs/demands, and statement of obligation/necessity, performatives, and imperatives. Third, four request purposes are found in the movie, i.e. request for goods, request for initiation of action, request for cessation of action, and request for a joint activity. In conclusion, the results demonstrate how the types of request may affect requestees' linguistic behaviour and request purposes may be related significantly to the choice of request strategies. Thus, the developmental pattern of the request strategies may differ according to the request. As a result, the request types, strategies and purposes are associated to each other.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: request, types, strategies, purposes, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies
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: 09 May 2018 02:44
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:23

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