PRAGMATICS ANALYSIS OF ILLOCUTIONARY ACTS PRESENTED IN ‗ENGLISH TIVI‘ CHANNEL

Amirudin Amirudin

Abstract


‗English Tivi‘ channel is a learning medium on Youtube which provides materials for learning English through stories. This paper is aimed to analyze the use of illocutionary acts in the stories presented. Three different stories are chosen as the subject of this study, namely: A Police TV, The Dangerous Journey, and Rich man Poor man. The data of this paper are all the utterances conveyed by the characters in the stories that are assumed employing the principles of illocutionary acts. The data were taken by observing the whole stories and transcribing all the utterances produced which have characteristics of illocutionary acts. The data are analyzed and classified based on the functions of illocutionary acts. The functions are inferred based on the five kinds of illocutionary acts proposed by Searle (1969), namely: assertives, directives, commissives, expressives, and declaratives. This paper is expected to be beneficial for Teacher Language Awareness (TLA): how the principles of Pragmatics used in language learning process, in case of constructing and deconstructing text (spoken or written) by language learners for communicating in real life contexts.

Keywords


Pragmatics, Speech Acts, Illocutionary Acts, Language Learning, English Stories

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