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English speech acts used in indonesian novel entitled all you can eat written by christian simamora (A Pragmatics Approach)
Pingkan Helena Githalevia - C.0310045 - Fak. Ilmu Budaya
This research focuses on English speech acts used by the characters in Indonesian novel entitled “All You Can Eat” written by Christian Simamora. It is conducted to explain the typical domain where English speech acts are uttered by the characters in Indonesian novel entitled “All You Can Eat”, to identify the types of English speech acts used by the characters, and to find out the reason why the characters in this Indonesian novel utter the speech acts.
This research uses Pragmatics approach. It is a descriptive-qualitative research that takes total sampling. All dialogues containing English speech acts uttered by the characters in that novel are taken as the data. The data are analyzed using Fishman’s theory of domain, Searle’s theory of speech acts classification, and then the reason of uttering the speech acts. The researcher found three results in this research.
The first result shows that there are four types of domains where English speech acts are uttered by the characters in Indonesian novel entitled “All You Can Eat” found in this research. They are Friendship, Relationship, Employment, and Family.
The second result refers to the types of English speech acts used by the characters, namely Assertives, Directives, Commissives, and Expressives. Assertives speech acts are to admit, to assert, to assure, to blame, to claim, to clarify, to inform, and to predict. Directives speech acts are used to beg, to command, and to request. Commissives speech acts are to promise, to refuse, and to swear. Expressives speech acts are used to apologize, to complain, to compliment, to condole, to congratulate, to praise, to protest, to thank, and to welcome.
The third result shows the reason of uttering the speech acts. The characters in this Indonesian novel entitled “All You Can Eat” utter English speech acts to express their feeling, such as expressions of anger, disappointed, praise, happiness, shock, and etc.