MODALITY AS HEDGING DEVICES IN THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY CLINTON

Hamdanur, Roobby. (2019) MODALITY AS HEDGING DEVICES IN THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND HILLARY CLINTON. Masters thesis, UNIMED.

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Abstract

This research deals with Modality as Hedging Devices in the US Presidential Election Debate Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton . The objectives of this research were: (1) to investigate the modality as hedging devices used the US presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (2) to describe the realization of modality as hedging devices used in the debate (3) to explain the the reasons of modality as hedging devices used the debate . The research was a descriptive qualitative research. The data were the utterances consisting modality as hedging devices uttered by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The findings of this study showed that : 1) It was found that epistemic modality as the type of modality as hedging devices in the debate ; 2) It was found that the modality as hedging device was mostly realized by modal auxilary verbs by both candidates in the debate; 3) it was found that Mitigating Claims of by Showing Some Kind of Uncertainty as the most dominant reason of modality as hedging devices by both candidates in the debate.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Contributors:
ContributionNameNIDN/NIDK
Thesis advisorPulungan, Anni Holila197005272001122001
Thesis advisorZainuddin, 195201021980121001
Call Number: 428 Ham m
Keywords: modality, hedging, presidential debate, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P94 Interpersonal communication
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4001 Oratory. Elocution, etc.
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4177 Debating
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana > Linguistik Terapan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Maknun
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 01:13
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/36057

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