The Expressive Illocutionary Acts of YouTube Comments on Video about Mental Health

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Bariansyah, Arsyta Ananda (2021) The Expressive Illocutionary Acts of YouTube Comments on Video about Mental Health. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study analyzed the response from the mushrooming phenomena of mental health video on YouTube. This study used five selected videos from different YouTube channels and top ten comments with top five replies. This study has two problems: (1) What kind of expressive speech acts used in selected YouTube comments on the mental health video? (2) What factors make the other commentator interested in replying thetop comment?This study used the qualitative methods. This study was employing Searle and Vanderveken’s (1985) expressive speech acts for categorizing the expressive function on the comment. Then, for better interpretation of the comment’s context, the researcher employed Hymes’ (1974) ethnography of speaking. For answering the second research question, the researcher employed the peer support theory of psychology to find the factors. The selected comment was collected using snipping tools for capturing the comment from YouTube, after sorted the comment, the color code identified the data had been determined. The data that has been identified is then classified into a table containing text, types of expressive, context, and meaning. Then the last step, the researcher is concluding the result from data analysis. This study revealed the commentator had used the ten types of expressive speech acts. The types are; apologies and deploring two times, protest five times, thank fourteen times, condole eighty-nine times, complain twenty-eight times, lament sixty-eight times, praise twenty times, compliment seventy times, the last greet one time. With this result, the commentator most used condole types, which caused the videos’ speech situation to share the experience while dealing with mental illness. Then the commentators are expressing their support and positive message by using condole types on the comment sections. Also, this study has revealed the factors of the commentators who were interested in replying to the top comment. They are; supporting each other, sharing experiences, positioning each other condition, and seeking information about their condition. With this topic comment, it makes the other commentator was interested in replying to the top comment.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Bariansyah, Arsyta Anandabariansyah007@gmail.comA03217009
Thesis advisorSuhandoko,
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Expressive speech acts; Speech act; Pragmatics.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: arsyta ananda bariansyah
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 23:01
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 23:01

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