Language functions in four short stories of edgar Allan Poe and Anton Chekov

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Hakim, Mohammad Islahul (2021) Language functions in four short stories of edgar Allan Poe and Anton Chekov. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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Abstract

Language functions has become an important aspect of language analysis. The function of language refers to the purpose of the way people use language to communicate. In this research, the researcher focused on analyzing the language function in the short stories of Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe. This research discusses three things, they are what is the type of language functions used in Anton, what is the type of language functions in Edgar and how is the comparison the type of language functions between both of them.This study aims to determine the function of the language contained in the short stories of Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe. The researcher used descriptive research design to analyze the language functions in the short story of Edgar and Anton. The theory used to answer the question is Language Functions based on Roman Jakobson. The data was collected by choosing the utterance from the short stories both of the author.The researcher analyzes by identifying the type of language functions and the comparison the type of language function between two authors. In this study, the researcher found both of Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe used six language functions, including referential, phatic, emotive, metalingual, conative, and poetic functions. The researcher used 4 short stories from Anton, they are An Actor's End, A Dead Body, A Happy Man, and The Lottery Ticket. While from Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, Silence, A Fable, and The Oval Portrait. The researcher found that phatic function is the most dominant in Anton’s short stories with 64 utterances. Next in Edgar Allan Poe's short stories, the type of language functions which mostly appeared is poetic functions with 56 utterances. Furthermore, the researcher found that the comparison between both of them is caused by they have different theme, background of the story and how they choose every word. So, the type of language functions in their stories is different.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailNIM
Hakim, Mohammad Islahulislakim17@gmail.comA73217124
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmailNIDN
Thesis advisorMilal, A.Dzo'ula_milal@yahoo.co.id /2015056002
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Linguistik
Keywords: Language functions; Anton Chekov; Edgar Allan Poe
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mohammad Islahul Hakim
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 07:41
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 07:41
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/51488

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