Flouting maxim in creating verbal humor in the pretty smart Netflix series

Hakim, Muhamad Syahril Adil and Indah, Rohmani Nur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6176-048X (2022) Flouting maxim in creating verbal humor in the pretty smart Netflix series. Presented at The 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Media, 21-22 Sep 2022, Malang.

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Abstract

Humor is a complex social phenomenon generally encountered around us. It is repeatedly used in mass entertainment. However, humor is still a relatively uncommon topic in research. Therefore, this study attempts to uncover verbal humor in Pretty Smart Netflix Series. The two objectives of this study are to identify the types of flouting maxims and describe the flouting maxim employed by the characters to produce verbal humor. This research used a descriptive qualitative method by employing Grice’s Cooperative Principle theory and Shade’s verbal humor theory. Twenty floating maxims were included in the seven episodes of the Pretty Smart Series. The most frequent type found is the flouting maxim of quality, followed by the flouting maxim relation and the flouting maxim of quantity, and the last is the flouting maxim of manner. These flouting maxims create types of verbal humor, including jokes, irony, wit, and satire. This research can be used as a reference for further research to understand Pragmatics, particularly regarding the flouting maxims and verbal humor.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: verbal humor; cooperative principle; flouting maxim
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 15:12

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