Gender differences of intensifiers used by Islamic Vloggers

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Ummah, Kuntum Khoiro (2020) Gender differences of intensifiers used by Islamic Vloggers. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study discusses the gender differences of Islamic vloggers. Many language features differentiate male and female language, but this study only focuses on intensifiers. The purposes of this study are to find out the differences between male and female Islamic vloggers in using intensifier words, what intensifiers function they used, and what aspects affect them to use intensifiers in their videos.This study is applying the combination of descriptive qualitative and quantitative as the research design. First, the researcher collected the data from the transcription of Islamic vlogger’s videos. Then, the data were identified and classified into four intensifier functions. After then, the data were counted and the percentage of each gender, each function, and each vlogger were presented into a table. From the percentages, the researcher analyzed and described what aspects affect the use of intensifiers. The result of this study confirmed Lakoff's theory (1975) about intensifiers for woman language features by getting 76% intensifiers from female vloggers and 24% intensifiers from male vloggers. Despite a big different result, there are no significant differences between male and female vloggers in the intensifier functions and aspects affect the use of intensifiers. Male and female vloggers have the same order in the use of each function. The most popular function is decreasing the effect of intensity. The second is suggesting the effect of being intense. The third is increasing the effect of intensity. And the last is being negative-positive intensifier. Male and female vloggers also have the same aspects that affect the use of intensifiers. Four aspects affect them to use intensifiers (powerless feeling, viewers attractivity, social class and ability) and two aspects do not affect the use of intensifiers in this study (communication apprehension and rigidity).


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Ummah, Kuntum Khoirokuntumummah491@gmail.comA73216115
Thesis advisorRohmah, Zuliatizettira@gmail.com2003037303
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Intensifiers; female speech; gender differences; Islamic vloggers.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Kuntum Khoiro Ummah
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 06:52
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 06:52

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