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AN ANALYSIS OF BAD LANGUAGE FOUND IN AN ANIMATED COMEDY FILM "THE SIMPSONS MOVIE"

MAULANA, AFRIZAL (2014) AN ANALYSIS OF BAD LANGUAGE FOUND IN AN ANIMATED COMEDY FILM "THE SIMPSONS MOVIE". Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Bad language is a way of speaking that some people use to express their feeling of anger. The use of bad language is considered as offensive by most people. The use of bad language could be found in an American animated comedy film which titled "The Simpsons Movie". This film was directed by David Silverman in 2007. Eventhough it is an animated film or people usually call it cartoon. The use of bad language often appear in this film. "The Simpsons Movie" is categorized as a PG (parental guidance) rating film by MPAA's (Motion picture association of america's); it means some material are not suitable for children and parents are urged to give parental guidance during the movie. This analysis is aimed at finding out the bad language, types and the meaning. This study used descriptive qualitative design. The data were obtained from the script of "The Simpsons Movie". Bad language is divided into several types. They are taboo, slang, vulgar, swearing, blasphemy, curse, epithet, insult, obscenity, profanity and scatology. The result of bad language that are found in "The Simpsons Movie" shows that there are five types of bad language use in "The Simpsons Movie". They are slang, insult, vulgarity, swearing and blasphemy. The bad language that is not found are taboo, curse, epithet, obscenity, profanity or scatology. The use of bad language that are found in "The Simpsons Movie" categorized as mild offensive. There are only a few words that are categorized very offensive. The bad language that found in this movie could be rude and unpleasant to hear by the others. It can hurt people's feeling, and gives strong reaction when it is said directly to others. However, considering "The Simpsons Movie" as an animated comedy movie, the use of bad language found in here considered as a humour or joke to entertain the viewers

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: Mrs Fatimah Azzahra
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 07:59
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 06:41
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/24703

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