AN ANALYSIS ON COMMISSIVE UTTERANCES IN THE FILM ENTITLED “THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY” AND ITS IMPLICATION ON TEACHING SPEAKING

Prastuti, Rizqi Arum (2015) AN ANALYSIS ON COMMISSIVE UTTERANCES IN THE FILM ENTITLED “THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY” AND ITS IMPLICATION ON TEACHING SPEAKING. Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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      Abstract

      Rizqi Arum Prastuti. K2210075. Analysis on Commissive Utterances in the Film Entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy” and Its Implication on Teaching Speaking. Thesis. English Department. Teacher Training and Education Faculty. Sebelas Maret University. Surakarta. This research uses descriptive qualitative method. The sources of the data are the film entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy” and its transcript. The aims of this research are 1) to find out the types of commissive utterances used by the characters in the film entitled “The God Must be Crazy”, 2) to describe how the characters use the strategy in uttering commissive utterances, and 3) to describe the context of situation in which each commissive utterance is used by the characters of the film entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy”. To achieve the aims, the data are analyzed using (1) Austin’s three acts to infer the illocutionary act of each utterance, (2) Searle’s theory to identify the type of the commissive utterances, and (3) Beebe et al. and Charter’s theories to describe the strategy in employing the commissive utterances. The writer also uses Ethnography of Communication with SPEAKING formula as the guideline to describe the context of situation. The findings of this research are 1) the types of commissive utterances employed by the characters of the film entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy” are promise, refusal, threat, and offer; 2) most of characters in the film entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy” use indirect speech acts in general, and in employing commissive utterances, most of the characters uses explanation, excuse or reason in employing refusals, using If-then in employing threat, using interrogative with modal and justification in employing offers; 3) the factors like social status of the interlocutors, the relationship between the participants, and the situation when the conversation occurs do influence the way of the characters in the film entitled “the Gods Must be Crazy” in choosing the strategy of employing the utterances. Keywords: pragmatic, speech act, commissive

      Item Type: Thesis (Other)
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
      Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
      Depositing User: Gunasih gunasih
      Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 13:51
      Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 13:51
      URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/19802

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