APPRAISAL DEVICES REALIZING ON ATTITUDES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.‘S SPEECH: “ I HAVE A DREAM”.

Dian Milasari, 2201503007 (2006) APPRAISAL DEVICES REALIZING ON ATTITUDES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.‘S SPEECH: “ I HAVE A DREAM”. Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Speech as a verbal means of communicating is delivered by a speaker directly for a certain purpose. The speech conveyed can make people carried away; they may cry, laugh, or be angry, since as a means of human communication, in delivering speech, a speaker uses his/her gestures, facial expressions, and body posture to send his/her intended messages. Thus, those elements influence people whether they will listen to what s/he says, they may feel interested in or they probably ignore him/her. This study is concerned with evaluation – the appraisal devices and kinds of attitudes that are negotiated in a text. This study aimed to find out the answers of the three research questions: 1) What appraisal devices are used to realize attitudes of the speech conveyed by the speaker? 2) What types of attitudes are conveyed in the speech? Based on the questions above, documentation of the speech has been done. Analysis of the speech is done by breaking down the speech into several chunks and analyzing them to find out the appraisal devices realizing on the speech and the types of attitude that are used. After analysing the data, it can be concluded that 1) Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech entitled “I Have a Dream” employs three kinds of attitude; affect, judgement and affect. There are 172 chunks consists of 35 affect, 84 judgement and 53 appreciation. All clause-complexes have attitude. The use of judgement dominates the percentage of attitudes used. 2) Dealing with the feelings of the speech “I have a dream”, Martin Luther King Jr. reflected himself through 35 affect, 84 judgement and 53 appreciation. His statements represented himself as a good orator and a great revolusioner with his high capability and wonderful way of thinking. Martin gave more priorities to positive sense in presenting his arguments although the Black Americans’ condition was very dreadful. He absolutely did not agree with racial discrimation and provoke them to stop it.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Appraisal Devices, attitude, speech, communicative purpose.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
    Fakultas: Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, S2
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 23:58
    Last Modified: 20 May 2013 20:41

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