REFUSAL EXPRESSIONS AMONG CHARACTERS IN THE FILM ENTITLED KNOWING (Based on Socio-Pragmatics Approach)

Widowati, Ridho (2011) REFUSAL EXPRESSIONS AMONG CHARACTERS IN THE FILM ENTITLED KNOWING (Based on Socio-Pragmatics Approach). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    This research was conducted to know about the refusal strategies employed by characters in the film entitled Knowing. It is also carried out to explain how the refusals are performed by the characters and to know why each type of refusal is employed by the characters. This research used socio-pragmatics approach. It is a descriptive qualitative research which takes purposive sampling technique. The data of this research were the dialogues in the film entitled Knowing that contain refusal expressions. They were classified by using Beebe, Takahashi and Uliss-Weltz’s refusal classification. The findings of the research show that there are three main types of refusal employed by the characters in the film entitled Knowing, namely direct refusal (6 data), indirect refusal (13 data) and adjuncts to refusal (3 data). The second finding is the factors which encourage the characters in the film entitled Knowing employ refusal expression in certain strategies. They are to ease the conversation, to show appreciation / respect / care, to show politeness and to keep distance.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
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    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 21:36
    Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 21:36
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/5857

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