A CONTRAST OF MALE AND FEMALE SPEECH IN A FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATION IN A MOVIE ENTITLED “THE PROPOSAL” (A Sociolinguistics Approach)

PUSPAWATI, NIA INDAH (2016) A CONTRAST OF MALE AND FEMALE SPEECH IN A FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATION IN A MOVIE ENTITLED “THE PROPOSAL” (A Sociolinguistics Approach). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    This research was executed to describe and analyze the particular kinds of communication strategy (lexical hedge, tag question, apology and interruption) that are employed by male and female characters in a face to face communication in the American movie entitled The Proposal. Furthermore, it was carried out to understanding how male and female characters differently use particular strategies of communication strategy based on the context of situation and why males and females use particular communication strategy in their utterance. Robin Lakoff, Deborah Tannen and Janet Holmes’ classification are used to analyze the data. This research is based in Sociolinguistic approach, focusing on different speech style between males and females using particular communication strategy (lexical hedge, tag question, apology and interruption) in mixed-gender and non-mixed-gender conversation. This research applies descriptive qualitative research. The thesis employs purposive sampling technique, using as data all of the dialogue containing particular communication strategy between male and female characters. There are sixty-four dialogues which are analyzed. The data are first classified by the setting the dialogues happen and then divided by four particular types of communication strategy. There are three key findings in this thesis. First, they are four particular types of communication strategy found in female and male speech i.e lexical hedge (well, you know and I think), tag question (epistemic modal, facilitative and challenging tags), apology and interruptions. The findings of this research both support and opposite from Lakoff, Tannen and Holmes’ findings. Second, context of situation when the dialogue occurs give impact on the way both male and female characters employ particular communication strategy. The context of situation include the participants involved including their relationship and social status, the setting, the topic of the conversation, the purpose of the conversation and the way the participants employ the communication strategy. Third, both female and male characters who use particular communication strategy in their utterances have different purposes. The result of this research is expected to provide an additional view and information of the function of four particular communication strategy (lexical hedge, tag question, apology and interruption) for other researchers who are interested in the field of language use study.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa
    Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > D3 - Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Sofi Wildan
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 16:50
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 16:50
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/30332

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