The Analysis of Booster Expression in Complaining Speech Act
Ilham Ilham, M.R. Nababan, Diah Kristina, Tri Wiratno
Available Online August 2019.
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- booster; expression; complaint speech acts; strategy
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Ilham Ilham AU - M.R. Nababan AU - Diah Kristina AU - Tri Wiratno PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Analysis of Booster Expression in Complaining Speech Act BT - Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 344 EP - 351 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.59 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.59 ID - Ilham2019/08 ER -