THE REALIZATION OF THE CONVERSATIONAL MAXIMS IN THE COMIC STRIP “THE BORN LOSER” OF THE JAKARTA POST

Pipit Ambarsari, 204510025 (2016) THE REALIZATION OF THE CONVERSATIONAL MAXIMS IN THE COMIC STRIP “THE BORN LOSER” OF THE JAKARTA POST. Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Reading comic strip is fun. The conversation between the characters makes the readers laugh. The conversations sometimes imply something different from what is stated. In other words, the characters answer the questions shockingly and surprisingly. This makes the readers laugh at the end. However, if the readers do not know some sort of knowledge of culture, custom, and activities of the characters in comic strip, they seem to be difficult to enjoy the comic. This study was intended to describe, analyze, and explain types of observance and non-observance of Gricean Maxims, conversational implicatures and factors of non-observance produced by the characters of The Born Loser comic strip. This research is a qualitative research. The data are all utterances of the characters of The Born Loser comic strip published in The Jakarta Post of 60 episodes from February to March 2012. The collected data are analyzed through several procedures of identifying, classifying, calculating and interpreting. The findings show that the observance of maxims dominates almost all utterances and the non-observance of maxims is small in number. The way the characters do not observe the maxims are various, they are violation (36%), flouting (43%) and infringement (21%). While opting out and suspending the maxims, they are not found in the data. Furthermore, seen from the conversational maxims, the maxim of quality is not observed for 37% by the characters of the comic strip. They mostly violated the maxim of quality (23%) compared to flouting (9%) and infringement (5%). The maxim of quantity is not observed for 27%. It is mostly flouted for 19%, less violated and infringed for only 4% and 3% respectively. The maxim of relation is not observed for 21%. It is mostly infringed (13%) and also less flouted (7%) and violated (1%). The maxim of manner is not observed for only 13%. It is flouted and violated for 8% and 7% respectively. The characters has reasons for committing non observance of maxims namely hiding truth, cheering the interlocutor, mocking the interlocutor and saving face. From the findings, it is suggested that breaking conversational maxims is one source to create humor. In order to enjoy a comic strip, a reader has to understand the implicature generated in the conversation and background knowledge of the culture or custom of the comic strip.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Fakultas: Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, S2
    Depositing User: A.Md Angga Rizky Purwandra
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 08:46
    Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 08:46

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