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Flouting of conversational maxims found in the movie Fantastic Four

R, Venina Helia Susanti (2008) Flouting of conversational maxims found in the movie Fantastic Four. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This study focuses on the flouting of conversational maxim found in the movie Fantastic Four. The purpose of this study is to find out the types and the frequencies of maxim flouted by Reed Richard to Ben Grimm and Susan Storm, moreover, another purpose of this study is to find the effect of flouting maxim on the hearers? understanding. This study is based on the theory of Cooperative Principle, proposed by Paul Grice (1970), which establishes four maxims, that is Maxim of Quality, Maxim of Quantity, Maxim of Relevance, and Maxim of Manner. The approach of this study is descriptive qualitative. The finding of this study reveals that all types of maxim are flouted, with the Maxim of Relevance which is flouted twelve times, and then the Maxim of Quantity which is flouted nine times, Maxim of Manner which is flouted twice, and then the Maxim of Quality which is flouted once. Another finding of this study reveals that from twenty four flouted maxims, only five of them which cause misunderstandings. In conclusion, Reed Richard flouts all types of maxim, which maxim of Relevance is the most often flouted. Moreover, most of the flouting of the maxims do not cause misunderstandings.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: conversational maxim, flouting of the maxim
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 12:54
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/13459

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