Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

The Analysis of Booster Expression in Complaining Speech Act

Authors
Ilham Ilham, M.R. Nababan, Diah Kristina, Tri Wiratno
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Ilham Ilham
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
booster; expression; complaint speech acts; strategy
Abstract
Complaint speech act is part of expressive speech acts. However, these potentially threaten the face of the hearer. The speaker will use boosters expression in complaining strategy to express their emotion. Boosters expression as a linguistic marker is not only appeared in real life communication but also literary works. The issues are cultural differences and each language may have an effect of using it. Thus it raises a question of how booster expression used in complaining speech acts as a strategy to communicate between speaker and hearer in the novel. This paper aims to explore boosters expression in complaining speech acts used by the characters in the novel The A.B.C Murders written by Agatha Christie (1936). Data were the utterance made by the characters in the novel The A.B.C Murder. Data were taken by document analysis in classifying boosters expression in complaining speech acts. The results show that 1) there are fifteen characters used boosters expression in employing complaint speech acts, 2) Boosters’ expression form used by the characters in employing complaint speech acts are adjunct, comment adjunct, intrinsic booster, and fixed expression.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-775-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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