A Pragma-Stylistic Study of Illocutionary Act in Buginese Drama Texts
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- Speech; Illocutionary; Drama script; Language style; Bugis language
Bugis language is one of the main regional languages in South Sulawesi Province as well as the fifth-largest regional language in Indonesia, after Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, and Betawi languages. In this case, Bugis language, apart from being a daily spoken language, is also used in drama communication. In this study, what is analyzed is the use of Indo Safiah’s illocutionary speech acts to her five daughters, namely Mira, Meila, Nora, Nina, and Silfi. The purpose of the analysis is (1) to reveal the way Indo Safiah packs her thoughts in various illocutionary forms (stylistic aspects) when interacting with her daughters by sorting them based on the frequency of their appearances and (2) showing the prominent content in each type. illocutionary speech act. The source of data for illocutionary utterances is a Bugis-language drama script entitled Indonesian “Gathering on Mother’s Day”. The data were analyzed using a pragma-stylistic approach. The results of the study indicate that the speaker (the mother) and the addressee (the child) understand each other’s utterances so that there is no miscommunication between them, which means that the use of illocutionary functions is effective. In this case, it is revealed that in the drama script there are 96 types of illocutionary speech acts. The order of the highest frequency is directive illocutionary (39), representative or assertive (29), expressive (22), commissive (6), and declarative (0). The most frequent subtypes of speech acts that appear are confirming and ordering something (directive), informing (representative/assertive), giving thanks (expressive), promising something (commissive), and not finding declarative illocutions. On the other hand, the style of language that is often used is the style of satire, comparison, and affirmation with the dominant diction of the Bugis language.
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TY - CONF AU - Ainun Fatimah AU - Kamsinah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/27 TI - A Pragma-Stylistic Study of Illocutionary Act in Buginese Drama Texts BT - Proceedings of the International Congress of Indonesian Linguistics Society (KIMLI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 41 EP - 44 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211226.010 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211226.010 ID - Fatimah2021 ER -