The intended meaning of humor acts in “The Born Loser”

Wiranegara, Dian Arsitades (2019) The intended meaning of humor acts in “The Born Loser”. Presented at International Conference on Language Teaching and Culture 2019, October 26, 2019, UIN Malang.

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Abstract

This study investigated the intended meaning of humour act produced by the characters in “The Born Loser”. It deals with the production of the utterances as well as the semantic process of how the humour considered funny based of the text and picture appeared in the comic strips. There are four problems discussed in this study, namely: (1) What are the kinds of humour acts produced by the characters in “the Born Loser” (2) How are the semantic mechanisms of humour acts produced by the characters in “the Born Loser” (3) What kinds of visual images appeared in “the Born Loser” and (4) Why are the humour acts used by the characters in “The Born Loser”.
After analysing the data, the researcher finds out that the comic strips use the linguistic forms. In the linguistic form, there is speech act analysis that focused on locution, illocution, and perlocution. In performing locution, the characters use three types of sentences. They are, declarative, interrogative, and imperative. They aim to make a certain effect of the utterances. In addition, he also finds out that the meanings of the utterance do not depend on the form of the sentences. It can be inferred that in uttering a declarative sentence is not always in the form of statement, an interrogative is not always a question, and an imperative is not always a command. While for verdictive and declaration did not appear in the comic strip because the story is about people’s pleasure in laughing at someone else’s mistake. For this reason, both verdictive and declaration are not performed since the characters have not got the authority to change the condition through their utterances.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: speech act; speech act classification; humour act in language teaching; language visual images
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040301 Pragmatics - Speech Acts (incl. Locution, Illocution Perlocution)
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: dian arsitades wiranegara
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 04:35

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