Expressive Speech Acts in Up in the Air Movie

Manik, Gusti Rahayu (2020) Expressive Speech Acts in Up in the Air Movie. In: Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL), 22 September 2020, Medan.

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Expressive speech acts are one of the five basic categories of speech acts identified by Searle (1976). The category of expressive speech acts has traditionally proven elusive of definition in contrast to other types of speech acts. This might explain why this group of speech acts has been less researched.This study aims to describe the expressive speech acts performedin Up in the Air movie. Likewise, it will find out how often the expressive speech act performed, and what kind of expressive speech act used in the movie. This study used qualitative method in which data collection were done by watching the movie, analyzing the body movement and the dialogues of each character, reading the script and library research. The results of the study showed that there are eleven kinds of expressive speech act found in the movie, namely expressing apology, expressing thanks, expressing sympathy, expressing attitudes, expressing greeting, expressing wishes, expressing joy, expressing likes, expressing dislikes, expressing volition, ande expressing xclamations. The forms of expressive speech act are direct literal expressive speech act, direct nonliteral expressive speech act, indirect literal expressive speech act, and indirect non-literal expressive speech act. This study is expected to give some useful insights in understanding what expressive speech acts is

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Pragmatics; Expressive Speech Acts
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P99.5 Nonverbal communication
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana
Depositing User: Mrs Catur Dedek Khadijah
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2020 08:37

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