AN ANALYSIS ON SLANGS IN THE MOVIE “THE LONGEST YARD”

SANJAYA, DILIP (2010) AN ANALYSIS ON SLANGS IN THE MOVIE “THE LONGEST YARD”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Sociolinguistics is the branch of linguistics which studies the relation between language and society. Sociolinguistics also discusses the variation in language or variation within speech communities. One variation in sociolinguistics is slang. Slang is the non­standard or non­dialectal use of words in a language of a particular social group and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. In this study, the writer focuses on slang words in movie script from “The Longest Yard”. There are two problems that analyzed by the writer, first, what slang words are used in movie “The Longest Yard” and the second, what meanings of the slang words are found in movie of “The Longest Yard”. This study used a descriptive qualitative research, because there was no treatment like in experimental research and the data were collected in the form of words, not in form of number. The writer just wants to analyze the content of “The Longest Yard” movie by emphasizing on the slang words of the movie script in jail scene itself without analyzing the background of the work or society and the author’s life. The object of this study was “The Longest Yard” movie. The writer analyzed this movie from jail' scene until the end of the movie and he found 78 slang words. The results of this thesis showed that there were 77 slang words found in “The Longest Yard” movie. Most of the slang words were used in the conversation between actors in the informal situation and also they only used American slang words. There were 20 different slang words which have the same meaning and they were used in different context of conversation in the “The Longest Yard” movie. And the other slang words which do not have the same meaning were 57 slang words

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 08:43
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/868

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