Gender differences of male and female speech in Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen

Janah, Nuria Dhotul (2017) Gender differences of male and female speech in Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen. Undergraduate (S1) thesis, UIN Walisongo.

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The aim of this research are to uncover the differences of linguistic features in the speech of male and female characters based on Robin Tolmach Lakoff’s theory, and linguistic features which are dominantly used by male and female characters. The data of this research were taken from conversations of male and female main characters in Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen. Data collection technique applied in this study was literature study. The instrument of this research was Documentation Guideline. The researcher analyzed the data by using analysis technique according to Mile and Huberman, namely data reduction, data display and verification/conclusion. This research revealed that male and female character differ in their number of using of linguistic features. Female characters are stated use more lexical hedge, avoidance of strong swear word, rising intonation on declarative, empty adjective, intensifier, emphatic stress and superpolite form than male do. Female characters use those features for the purpose of showing their uncertainty toward things, they tend to avoid strong swear word and use more superpolite form. Therefore, female expressions are considered more polite than male. Consequently, they can avoid friction in their conversation and build effective communication across gender.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
ContributionContributors (e.g. Thesis Advisor)Email
Thesis advisorTarwiyah, SitiUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perbedaan gender; Bahasa Inggris; Novel
Subjects: 400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 421 English writing system and phonology
800 Literature and rhetoric > 820 English and Old English literatures > 823 English fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mohamad Akyas
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 09:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:17

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