Men's language features used and language functions applied in Elon Musk and Jack Ma's debate

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Pratama, Aliffian Shobir Roy (2022) Men's language features used and language functions applied in Elon Musk and Jack Ma's debate. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This thesis investigates the men's language features used and language functions applied by Elon Musk and Jack Ma in the debate. The researcher used descriptive qualitative methods to analyze this research. Descriptive qualitative methods attempt to describe, interpret, and explain conditions. The data are from the debate video by Elon Musk and Jack Ma in Shanghai, China, at the World Artificial Intelligence event. The researcher uses a transcript of the video to analyze the speakers' language features and functions. The data were analyzed using Jennifer Coates' (2004) theory of men’s language features and the theory of language functions by Roman Jakobson (1960). This study analyses the conversations in the debate transcript. In this study, data on men's language features found as many as: 8 data from topic choice type, 21 from monologue and playing the expert type, 5 from question type, 11 from verbal sparring type, and 19 from turn-taking type. Then the total data found by men's language features is 64 data. From the entire data found, it can be concluded that Elon Musk and Jack Ma often use the monologue and playing the expert’s feature. Thus, they frequently play the role of an expert in what they say in a conversation. In addition, since they are very good at explaining the points they are good at, it makes them succeed in getting a turn in the conversation, so then each of them is able to hold the floor of the conversation when they get their turn. From the theory of language functions by Jakobson (1960), the researcher obtained detailed data: 28 of the referential function of language, while 5 data were found from the poetic function of language, then on the emotive function of language, the researcher found 19 data, from the conative function of language 9 data were found, but on the data of the phatic function of language the researcher did not find any data on the subject of this study. The last language function is the metalingual function, which is as much as 3 data. Therefore, from the total language function data, we can sum up as many as 64 data found by the researcher. Based on the entire data language functions found, it can be concluded that in this study's data, referential functions seem to have the most frequency in conversations between Elon Musk and Jack Ma. It indicates that the language or utterances they use more often aim to convey or present information to the interlocutor.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Pratama, Aliffian Shobir Royaliffianshobir@gmail.comA03218005
Thesis advisorMilal, A. Dzo'
Subjects: Kesusastraan > Kesusastraan Inggris
Keywords: Men’s language features; language functions; debate
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: aliffian shobir roy pratama
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2022 07:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2022 07:05

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