Women's language features used by Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018) movie

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Nabilah, Yenny Indah (2020) Women's language features used by Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018) movie. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This research focuses on analyzing women’s language features of the main character in the Tomb Raider (2018) movie. This research aimed to answer the types of women’s language features uttered by Lara in the movie and the language function used in her utterance. This study is proposed to enrich the knowledge about women’s language features based on Lakoff’s theory (1975) and connected with the function of language based on Jakobson’s theory (1960). Besides, in this study, the researcher used descriptive qualitative method. The data were analyzed by identifying, classifying, and interpreting the types of women’s language features and the function of language. As a result, the researcher found that Lara used nine features of women’s language. There are 104 utterances of the main character in the movie, which are included in women’s language features. The most dominant feature used by Lara is lexical hedges or filler. By using lexical hedges or filler, Lara wants to express her lack of confidence to show her feelings of mistrust in her utterance. The least frequent feature in Lara’s utterance is an empty adjective. It means that Lara rarely describes her admiration for something in the movie. There are no precise color terms found in Lara’s utterance. Moreover, the researcher found six functions of Language in Lara’s utterance. The total number of using language function is 44 times. The language function that is mostly used by Lara is a referential function and emotive function. On the other hand, language function that is least used by Lara is a poetic function. By exploring women’s language features and function of language, it enriches a better understanding of the true intentions of what is conveyed by women so as to avoid misunderstanding in their communication.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Nabilah, Yenny Indahyennynabilah22@gmail.comA73216137
Thesis advisorMilal, A. Dzo'uldzoulmilal@uinsby.ac.id.2015056002
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Women’s language; Women’s speech features; Tomb raider
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Yenny Nabilah
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2020 13:01
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2020 13:01
URI: http://digilib.uinsa.ac.id/id/eprint/44119

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