The Floutings of Cooperative Principle Maxims in the Humor Movie Entitled Hitch (A Pragmatics Approach)

Susanto, Bara Suda (2013) The Floutings of Cooperative Principle Maxims in the Humor Movie Entitled Hitch (A Pragmatics Approach). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    This research attempts to find out the strategies of the flouting maxims used by the speakers in the film entitled Hitch, the situation when the maxims are flouted in conversation and the intention of the speaker in flouting the maxims in their utterance. This research uses the pragmatic approach. It is a descriptive research which takes total sampling technique. The data of this research were taken from the dialogues in the humor movie entitled Hitch contained the floutings of maxims. The data are classified based on Grice’s cooperative principles. The first finding of the research shows that the total data of the research are 30 data. There are eight categories of flouting maxims namely the flouting maxims of Relation with 11 data (36.70%), the flouting maxims of Quality with 7 data (23.33%), the flouting maxims of Quantity with 6 data (20%), the flouting maxims of Manner with 2 data (6.70%), the overlapping maxim of Quantity and Quality with 1 datum (3.33%), the overlapping maxim of Quantity and Relation with 1 datum (3.33%), the overlapping maxim of Quantity and Manner with 1 datum (3.33%), and the overlapping maxim of Quantity, Quality and Manner with 1 datum (3.33%). The second finding of the research shows the situation when the maxims are flouted in their conversation. The flouted maxim of Relation is chosen by the characters when they refuse something, they get angry and dislike someone. Then, the characters disobey the maxim of Quality when they dislike someone, they satire other character and they lie to other characters. The characters only flout the maxim of Quantity when they worry something and refuse something. The character flouts the maxim of Manner when he expresses an idea. In result, the speakers above also have the intention to create a humor situation as they flout the maxim of Relation, Quality, Quantity and Manner. The third finding of the research shows the intention of the speaker in flouting the maxims on their utterance. There are nine kinds of intention: the first intention is refusing something with 9 data. The second intention is expressing one’s feeling with 6 data. The third intention is satire someone with 4 data. The fourth intention is asking someone for doing something with 3 data. The fifth intention is convincing someone with 3 data. The sixth intention is comforting someone with 2 data. The last intentions are threaten personal, showing agreement and disagreement with 1 datum. As a result, there will be additional input in revealing the existence of non- observance maxim in today’s humor communication as it can educate and increase the life of human being.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister
    Depositing User: Prima Adi Pradana
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 02:20
    Last Modified: 18 May 2014 02:20
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/16254

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