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AN ANALYSIS ON FORMAL LANGUAGE USED BY CHRIS GARDNER AS STOCKBROKER ON THE GABRIEL MUCCINO’S MOVIE “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS”

ALWACHIDAH, NUR AZIZAH (2013) AN ANALYSIS ON FORMAL LANGUAGE USED BY CHRIS GARDNER AS STOCKBROKER ON THE GABRIEL MUCCINO’S MOVIE “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Language has a great function in human life to produce sounds that signify certain meanings and to understand or interpret the sounds produced by others. People have different ways to speak, interact, share the information, or express the idea. It can be influenced by social factors (social class and sex, and the social stratification of language). The way the use language effectively in communication whether in written or oral language is called language style. Language style can be found in choice of word and grammar which are used in communication. They are five language styles, namely intimate, casual, formal, consultative and frozen. This study is aimed at finding out what the kinds of formal language style and the characteristic of formal language used by Chris Gardner as stockbroker in “Pursuit of Happiness” film. This study emphasized on the formal language style, particularly in spoken forms which are used in the script of “The Pursuit of Happiness” film. This study used descriptive qualitative design because the researcher wants to get an obvious description of the words and the utterances which were used by Chris Gardner. Therefore the data were in the form of words and utterances, not in the form of number. After analyzing the data, the researcher found that there were 16 dialogues which have formal language style. Some of them has the similarity with formal language used in the formal speeches or academic are. Formal language used by Chris Gardner in “The Pursuit of Happiness” film have several differences such as usage illiterary words and explicit utterance to bring the real message to the hearer.

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: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 01:37
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 01:37
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/27422

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