An Analysis of Speech Acts Used in The Witches Novel by Roald Dahl

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  • Ni Komang Julia Dewi Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha

Abstract

This research was descriptive qualitative research. The present research studied the speech acts types produced by the characthers in the witches novel. The research subject was the novel itself, and the objects were focused on the speech act types and the functions or points. The witches novel is a novel intended for children with the theme of loss and fantasy. There are 305 utterance produced by the characthers from the novel which are analyzed by speech acts. The obtained data were analyzed descriptively and categorically based on Searle's theory of speech acts. The analysis concluded that from the 5 types of speech acts according to Searle's theory, there were four of them used in the witches novel. Namely, representative, directive, expressive and commisive act.

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Published

2022-08-04

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Dewi, N. K. J. . (2022). An Analysis of Speech Acts Used in The Witches Novel by Roald Dahl . Jurnal Penelitian Mahasiswa Indonesia, 2(2), 187-195. Retrieved from https://jurnal.stkipahsingaraja.ac.id/index.php/jpmi/article/view/373

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