An Analysis of Dilbert Cartoon Strips in Kompas Newspaper: Pragmatic Approach

Wahono , Ari (2009) An Analysis of Dilbert Cartoon Strips in Kompas Newspaper: Pragmatic Approach. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.


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This research paper is mainly intended to find out the type of speech acts in Dilbert cartoon strips and to describe the speaker intention of Dilbert cartoon strips. The data are derived from the utterances on Dilbert Cartoon strips in Kompas Newspaper issued July – September 2008. The data were collected by documenting in Kompas Newspaper. There are two techniques in collecting the data. Firstly, describing the type of speech act by referring to the theory of Searle. Secondly, describing the intention by using the speech act theory. The study shows that there are (1) five types of speech acts based on Searle’s theory. They are (a) representatives, (b) declarations, (c) directives, (d) commissives and, (e) expressives. (2) The speech level is (a) locutionary, (b) illocutionary and, (c) some of the data indicate perlocutionary. The data also figure out new findings. They are investigating categorized as representatives. Admonishing is classified as declarations. Besides, reminding is also included as directives. Therefore, representatives include stating, reminding, boasting, reporting, complaining, investigating, and protesting. Declarations cover declaring, firing, refusing, admonishing. Directives establish commanding, requesting, warning, reminding, advising, recommending, inviting, persuading, and ordering. Commissives submit pledging, threating, and offering. Expressives are consisted dissatisfying and mocking.

Item Type: Karya ilmiah (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: utterances, context and intention meaning
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Maria Husnun Nisa
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2009 08:18
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2010 11:13

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