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Woman Language Analysis in My Best Friend‘s Wedding Film: A Sociolinguistic Study

triyoga, arilia Woman Language Analysis in My Best Friend‘s Wedding Film: A Sociolinguistic Study. In: culture.

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The style of language used by people can show their status, ethnicity, education, gender and also age. But in Sociolinguistics, the major issue is the relationship between sex and language. This paper tries to explain the term of hedging devices and boosting devices as the characteristics of woman language found in the characters‘ interaction in My Best Friend‘s Wedding film. This is a Sociolinguistics approach which is the female characters‘ utterances in My Best Friend‘s Wedding film as the object. The writer takes the data from My Best Friend‘s Wedding movie script. In collecting the data, the writer applies note technique and transferring technique. Then the data are classified according to particular classification; devices and boosting devices. The findings show that in term of linguistics features of the use of hedging devices; it is found that lexical hedge or filler represent the most` appearance of hedging devices. This means the female character‘ utterances show uncertainty. They are uncertain about what they are saying and explicitly sign lack of confidence. In term of linguistics feature of the use of boosting devices, it is found that intensifiers represent the highest frequency. They utter intensifiers in order to boost the force and to strengthen the meaning of other words in their utterances. Then, the social value found in this film is women status as subordinate group. Woman as subordinate must speak carefully and politely. They use a language which reinforces their relatively inferior position and that they are colluding in their own subordination by how they communicate. They appear to lack authority, conviction, and self confidence in their conversation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: Mrs Arilia Triyoga
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 04:06
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 04:06

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