THE PERFORMANCE OF EXPRESSIVE SPEECH ACTS ON WAYNE ROONEY’S FACEBOOK

Ahmad Tauchid, 0203514091 (2016) THE PERFORMANCE OF EXPRESSIVE SPEECH ACTS ON WAYNE ROONEY’S FACEBOOK. Masters thesis, Pascasarjana.

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    Abstract

    Of the Searlean categories of speech acts (Assertives, Directives, Commissives, Expressives, and Declarations), Expressive speech acts are often considered the most elusive and difficult category in which the speakers report a state of affairs, or in which they express their feelings, expressing the psychological state specified in the sincerity condition about a state of affairs specified in the propositional content. There were three objectives of this study. They were to classify what types of expressive speech act were performed by Wayne Rooney on his Facebook, to describe how the expressive speech acts were performed by Wayne Rooney on his Facebook, and to describe how the effects of expressive speech acts performed by Wayne Rooney on the hearers were. This study used a qualitative approach. The object of the study was expressive speech acts. The data were taken from Wayne Rooney’s Facebook, starting from January 2012 to May 2016 and it was gained 91 data as a whole. In conducting the study, the writer played his role as the key instrument. The units of analysis were in the form of utterances. The procedures of collecting data were determining the object, searching for Wayne Rooney’s authentic Facebook account, reading the status updated by Wayne Rooney accurately, and highlighting the data. The procedures of analyzing data were classifying the data, reducing the data, interpreting the data, and drawing an inference. The triangulation used was expert triangulation. The findings were that there were four types of expressive speech act on Wayne Rooney’s Facebook. They were expressive speech acts of congratulating, complimenting, thanking, and boasting. Expressive speech act of boasting was the most dominant one, as much as 46%. Furthermore, each type was performed by Wayne Rooney either with direct expressive speech acts, or with the addition of preparatory acts, supportive acts, as well as the combination of both of them to modify the head acts as the main messages. Expressive speech acts of congratulating tended to cause the hearers to respond the same as what the speaker intended, namely congratulating. Meanwhile, expressive speech acts of complimenting, thanking, and boasting were most likely to cause the hearers to produce a large number of compliments as the responses.

    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: 13 Oct 2017 08:05
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 08:05

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