Women’s language features used by female characters in Paradise Hills movie

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Haibah, Finna Iftinah (2022) Women’s language features used by female characters in Paradise Hills movie. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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Abstract

This study aims to analyze the women’s language features in the female characters in the Paradise Hills movie using Robin Lakoff’s theory. This study discovers the investigation of types, functions, and factors of women’s language used by female characters in the Paradise Hills Movie. This study presents three problems of study: (1) what are the women's language features found in the female characters in the Paradise Hills movie? (2) what are the functions of women’s language features in the female characters in the Paradise Hills movie? (3) What are the factors that caused the use of women's language features in the female characters in the Paradise Hills movie? This study applied a descriptive-qualitative method to analyze the data of the female characters in the form of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences. The data were collected through the female characters’ utterances transcription of the movie script. Then, the researcher identified, categorized, and discussed the data found using Robin Lakoff’s theory. Moreover, the researcher chose several data to be analyzed and discussed the type, function, and factor of women's language features. As a result, the researcher found eight women language features uttered by the female characters. The researcher found 101 data uttered by female characters consisting of women's language features. Those features are lexical hedges or filler, tag question, rising intonation, empty adjective, intensifier, hypercorrect grammar, superpolite form, and empathic stress. The most used feature is lexical hedges or filler and the least used are precise color terms and avoidance of strong swear words. Furthermore, the researcher found five language functions used by female characters in the Paradise Hills movie. Those are to express uncertainty, to get responses, to soften an utterance, to start a discussion, and to express feelings or opinions. Moreover, the researcher discovered the psychological and social factor shapes the characters' language features.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailNIM
Haibah, Finna Iftinahfinnale99@gmail.comA03218019
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmailNIDN
Thesis advisorRohmah, Zuliatizettira@gmail.com2003037303
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Linguistik
Keywords: Language and gender; women’s language features; Paradise Hills movie
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Finna Iftinah Haibah
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 03:49
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 03:49
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/53861

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