Features of women's language used by the main man character of Mike Mitchell's movie Sky High

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Ma'rifah, Umi Hanik (2018) Features of women's language used by the main man character of Mike Mitchell's movie Sky High. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This thesis is the study of sociolinguistics. It investigates the features of women’s language which are used by the main man character of Mike Mitchell’s movie Sky High. The writer mainly utilizes Lakoff’s theory about features of women’s language, these included features are lexical hedges/ pause filler, tag questions, rising intonation on declaratives, empty adjectives, precise color terms, intensifiers, hypercorrect grammar, super polite forms, avoidance of strong swearwords, and emphatic stress. Under descriptive method, this research significantly gives an understanding about what are the features of women’s language that is used by the main man character of the movie in his speeches. Additionally, the researcher acts as the key instrument-human instrument. In the data collection, watching the movie, reading the entire scripts and collecting the data are conducted. It is then followed by classifying, counting and analyzing the data as the procedures of data analysis. At last, drawing the conclusion is also required. As the result, there are 86 utterances of the main man character of the movie which are included into features of women’s language. There are only seven features which are used by the main man character of the movie in his speeches. The percentage of each features are 33,7% for lexical hedges, 2,3% for tag questions, 31,4% for rising intonation on declaratives, 9,3% for intensifiers, 1,15% for hypercorrect grammar, 1,15% for super polite form, and 21% for emphatic stress. There is no empty adjective, precise color term, and avoidance of strong swearword found in his speeches. There are some different situations that caused the main man character of the movie to use the most dominant features of women’s language, which is lexical hedge/ pause filler. But most of the situations are refer to his lack of confidence, to mitigate the possible unfriendliness or unkindness of his statement, and to blunt the force of a rather painful assertion.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators:
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Ma'rifah, Umi Hanikumihanikmarifah98@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Film
Linguistik
Keywords: Sociolinguistics; features of women’s language; situational context
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Ma'rifah Umi Hanik
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 02:18
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2018 02:18
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/25491

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