PSYCHOPATH’S SEMANTIC TECHNIQUES IN THE FEAR FILES YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Nahdiyah, Nuriyati and Indah, Rohmani Nur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6176-048X (2024) PSYCHOPATH’S SEMANTIC TECHNIQUES IN THE FEAR FILES YOUTUBE CHANNEL. e-Journal of Linguistics, 18 (1). pp. 11-23. ISSN 24427586

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Abstract

The thoughts and the way psychopaths deliver their speech are definitely dissimilar to normal person. There are specific techniques they used in their verbal speech. This study analyzes the semantic techniques in the utterances of psychopaths during interviews on their experience. The method of the study is descriptive qualitative research. The data were in the form of utterances of the seven psychopaths and serial killers in The Fear Files channel. There were thirteen data in the form of utterances that contained with semantic techniques used by the psychopaths and serial killers in the interviews. The data were classified using Timor and Weiss framework in analyzing the semantic techniques. The results show the semantic techniques covering vocabulary, figurative language, positive and negative connotation, anaphora and repetition. The most category used by the subjects is repetition followed by anaphora and vocabulary. The least used are positive and negative connotation and figurative language. Each of the psychopath represents the characteristics such as the expression of irresponsibility, compulsive lying, expression of impulsive behavior, manipulative speech, lack of empathy, poor behavior control.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: semantic techniques, psychopaths speech, language of psychopaths
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) > 20040804 Semantics
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: 31 Dec 2023 08:32

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