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A speech act analysis of the dialogues in the javanese short story "ambyuke nyonyah besar"

Dewi, Amelia (2002) A speech act analysis of the dialogues in the javanese short story "ambyuke nyonyah besar". Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This study is basically an analysis of the dialogues between Yatun and her father, the two main characters of "Ambyuke Nyonyah Besar", a short story written in Surabaya Javanese dialect by Suparto Brata. In this study, the writer looked for the associative lexical items of the utterances and finds both their cognitive and associative meaning in order to reveal the propositional content and the illocutionary force of the speech act utterances. This study is a qualitative research; therefore, the main instrument is the writer herself. The source of data was taken from the dialogues between the main characters in Suparto Brata?s short story `Ambyuke Nyonyah Besar", one of the short-stories in his book "TREM Antologi Crita Cekak", a compilation of twenty short-stories which were all written in Javanese. For her analysis, first she organized the utterances between Yatun and her father by giving numbers. Then, she grouped them based on their topics. Next, she proceeded to identifying the propositional content of the utterance in which she looked for both cognitive and associative meaning of the associative lexical items found in the utterances. Having analyzed all the data, she found out twenty-two speech act utterances with various associative lexical items used by the characters in speaking to each other. Those associative lexical items had both cognitive and associative meanings. The propositional content of the utterances were based on both types of meaning above. However, the illocutionary forces of the utterances were derived from the propositional content of the associative meaning of the associative lexical items as the writer of this study believes that it reveals the intended meaning of the speaker. Finally, the writer of this study concluded that in order to understand Javanese, both speaker and interlocutor should understand the two types of meanings revealed in the associative lexical items, which were the cognitive and the associative meanings of the associative lexical items. By analyzing of the associative lexical items, it was possible to determine the illocutionary force of the utterance. In this way, what the speaker intended to say was eventually revealed.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: antrophological, linguistics, java, sociolinguistics, language
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 10:09
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/7777

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