Classifying Speech Act of Gossip Using Verbal Response Modes in Selected Instagram Posts
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- gossip, Instagram post, speech act, Verbal Response Modes (VRM)
This study aims to examine the speech act of gossip on selected Instagram posts and categorize the existing utterances based on the speech act classification by Searle (1969). The selected Instagram posts were selected by following a Verbal Response Modes (VRM) approach. A descriptive method was chosen to conduct the research. The data were analyzed by using the taxonomy provided by Stiles (1992). The analysis shows that the utterances and responses on Instagram posts were mostly classified into three categories; assertive (statements, suggestions, etc.), directive (inviting, requesting, etc.), and declarative (declare, announce). Most of the utterances on the post were aimed at stating an actual event and the utterances used by the followers to respond to the statements were inviting other different responses. It is recommended that further research on the speech act using VRM in a broader social or educational context be applicable.
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TY - CONF AU - Vina Nuzulul Fitria AU - Bachrudin Musthafa PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - Classifying Speech Act of Gossip Using Verbal Response Modes in Selected Instagram Posts BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 212 EP - 216 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.043 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.043 ID - Fitria2020 ER -