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A STUDY ON DIGLOSSIA USED BY HELEN KELLER AS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN GEORGE SULLIVAN’S NOVEL “HELEN KELLER”

AZIZAH, NUR (2016) A STUDY ON DIGLOSSIA USED BY HELEN KELLER AS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN GEORGE SULLIVAN’S NOVEL “HELEN KELLER”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

There is relationship between language and society. The differences of society in social dimension cause language varieties. Language variety refers to variation of language which consists of linguistic items to function in context of communication, including diglossia. Diglossia as a language situation used in a speech community which consists of two varieties, One for High (H) functions (e.g., church, newspapers) and one for Low (L) functions (e.g., market, home). Helen Keller novel becomes the object of this study. This novel is based on the real story of a girl named Helen Keller. It tells about a blind and deaf girl who finally became a writer, speaker, and traveller. Considering blind and deaf, it made the writer interested and curious in analyzing the digglosias used by Helen Keller in this novel. The purpose of the study is to investigate the kinds of diglossias used by Helen Keller as the main character in George Sullivan's novel Helen Keller and to identify the functions of diglossias used by Helen Keller as the main character in George Sullivan's novel Helen Keller. This study used qualitative research because this study does not present the data in numerical analysis, but uses the words to answer the questions. This study used the human investigator and objective approach in analyzing the data. The results of this study showed that there were two kinds of diglossia which could be found in Helen Keller novel, especially in Helen Keller's utterances. They were High variety and Low variety. High varieties of diglossia were found in her letter sent to her friend and her mother, in a writing about her experience expressed in her diary, in a writing about expression of Helen Keller's feeling in her poetry, delivering speech, answering questions from a reporter in the interview, in familiar conversation with her friend and speaking with the president. Meanwhile, Low varieties were found in conversation with familiar to John Macy and to Thomas D. Schall, and giving instruction. The functions of diglossia were in accordance with the kinds of diglossia, that is high varieties function as high dialect and low varieties function as low dialect.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 04:44
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 07:13
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21778

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