The analysis of apologizing expressions in the novel entitled “Where Love was Lost” by Marilyn Lynch (a socio-pragmatics approach)

Handayani , Tutik (2010) The analysis of apologizing expressions in the novel entitled “Where Love was Lost” by Marilyn Lynch (a socio-pragmatics approach). Other thesis, UNS.

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    Abstract

    This research is based on the Socio-Pragmatics study. Aims of the research are to find out the kinds of apologizing expressions, the strategy of apology and why each type of apology strategy is employed by characters in novel “Where Love Was Lost”. The research employs a descriptive qualitative method. Data of the research are taken from apologizing acts in form of conversation in the novel entitled “Where Love Was Lost” used by the characters. The sampling technique applied in this research is a purposive sampling technique. In classifying the types of apology strategy, the researcher uses Olstain and Cohen theory. There are 29 apologizing expressions in the analysis. They are divided into two kinds of apologizing expressions. They are direct and indirect apology. The direct apology uses apology verbs, such as apology, be sorry, forgive, excuse, or pardon. The absence of direct apology expression is called indirect apology. In other words, in the indirect apology, there is no apology verb within the expression of apology There are eight strategies of apology in the analysis. They are an expression of regret, an offer of apology, a request, an explanation, an accepting the blame, an expressing self-deficiency, an expression the lack and a promise of forbearance. In addition, in the analysis, the researcher also finds simple and complex strategy used by the characters. Simple strategy of apology consists of one semantic formula, while complex strategy of apology consists of more than one semantics formulas. The reasons why the types of apology are employed by the characters depend on the degree of mistakes, situation, social status and the relationship between the characters. The important thing is that the type of apology is able to maintain the harmony between the characters and restore the interaction balance with the offended. Maintaining the harmony between the characters is significant since it is required to maintain the relationship between the offender and the offended. Meanwhile, restoring interaction balance with the offended is required to repair the mistake of the offender. Hopefully, this research will be useful for other researchers who are interested in studying apologizing acts. They can have other researches using different points of view as well as from other data source such as; drama and film either in the same or other approaches.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: danny
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 04:01
    Last Modified: 25 Nov 2010 04:01
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/352

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