A study of women's linguistic features in Ellen Lee Degeneres' speech

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Adawiyah, Siti Robiatul (2021) A study of women's linguistic features in Ellen Lee Degeneres' speech. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This thesis analyzes the women's linguistic features in Ellen's utterances in the talk show "The Ellen's Show," which is Ellen leads this program as the host. There are two problems to be solved in this study, namely (1)what are women's linguistic features in Ellen's talk show "The Ellen's show";(2)what are the functions of the features used by Ellen in her talk show "The Ellen's show." This study uses a qualitative approach to the use of systematic description of the phenomenon studied. Descriptive research in the textual analysis was applied to analyze the language used by Ellen as a host in the talk show. Data were collected by first downloading the video clip of the talk show "The Ellen's Show" randomly. Next, the previously downloaded video clips transcribe using the "voice note website tool" manually. The transcription of Ellen's utterances in the talk show then analyzes by classifying them according to the features of women's linguistics features. Finally, the researcher continued by describing the features used by Ellen according to the context and condition of Ellen's utterances. The study results show that all of the women's linguistic speech (hedges, minimal responses, questions, tag questions, compliments, commands and directives, and swearing and taboo language) have applied in Ellen's utterance in her talk show "The Ellen's Show." In the women's linguistic features theorized by Coates, Ellen uses hedges to show her certainty, uncertainty, and insecurity when she shows her statement and questions. Ellen tends to use minimal responses to give a sign to her guest that she understands and agrees with her guest’s statement. Meanwhile, she uses questions to make the conversation is keep going. She uses tag questions to give her affirmation with her statement. Ellen uses compliments to give her praise to her guest. Ellen uses commands and directives to make her guest and audience obey her instructions. Ellen uses swearing and taboo language as a form of closeness to her guests, even though the language used is very rude.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Adawiyah, Siti Robiatulrobiatuladawiyah3030@gmail.comA73217090
Thesis advisorJannah, Raudlotulraudlotuljannah@uinsby.ac.id2006107801
Subjects: Pemberdayaan > Perempuan
Keywords: Women's linguistic features; Talk show video.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Siti Robiatul Adawiyah
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2021 08:03
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 08:03
URI: http://digilib.uinsa.ac.id/id/eprint/48874

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