THE REALIZATION OF SPEECH ACT IN THE LITTLE WOMEN BY GERONIMO STILTON

TINA RAHMAWATI, (2017) THE REALIZATION OF SPEECH ACT IN THE LITTLE WOMEN BY GERONIMO STILTON. Bachelor thesis, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon.

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Abstract

TINA RAHMAWATI: This research deals with analyzingthe types of speech act in the Little Women by Geronimo Stilton. The aim of this study is to identify the types of illocutionary acts that produced by the characters in the Little Women by Geronimo Stilton based on Searle’s speech act classification. They are representative, directive, commissive, expressive, and declarative. The analysis mainly uses qualitative research. The study of document as the technique of collecting data. The data of this research taken from the novel Geronimo Stilton’s Little Women. The result of the study shows that there are 84 utterances containing five types of speech acts that produced by the characters in the Little Women by Geronimo Stilton. Those are representative, directive, commissive, expressive, and declarative. (1) The representative verbs used in the novel are believe, agree, inform, predict, conclude, assert, tell, and deny. This speech act is the most frequently used by the characters in the novel, especially the representative verb tell. The representative speech act is used in 28 utterances out of 84 or 33%. (2) The directive verbs used in the novel are ask, command, suggest, beg, and request. The directive speech act is used in 27 utterances out of 84 or 32%.This speech act is the second frequently used by the characters in the novel. (3) The commissive verbs used in the novel are commit, offer, promise, and reject. The commissive speech act is used in 18 utterances out of 84 or 22%. (4) The expressive verbs used in the novel are apologize, fear, and dislike. The expressive speech act is used in 9 utterances out of 84 or 11%. (5) The declarative speech act is the most rarely used in the novel. The declarative verbs used in the novel are declare and announce. The declarative speech act is used in 2 utterances out of 84 or 2%. Keywords: Classification of speech act, Speech act verbs, Geronimo Stilton’sLittle Women

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pendidikan (Umum)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > 3. Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: tuti alawiyah alawiyah
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 08:11
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 08:11
URI: http://repository.syekhnurjati.ac.id/id/eprint/2348

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