SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2019

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A Comparison between Male and Female YouTubers in Using Assertive Speech Acts on Their Daily Vlogs

Vindya Casti Prabowo

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A COMPARISON BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE YOUTUBERS IN USING ASSERTIVE SPEECH ACTS ON THEIR DAILY VLOGS

 

Vindya Casti Prabowo

Universitas Negeri Malang

E-mail: vindycp@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT: Everyone carries different information with a different style of speaking every day. Searle (1979) states that daily information are commonly uttered with four types of assertive speech acts: informing, swearing, predicting, and reminding. Furthermore, it is undeniable that the information must be spoken differently by men and women. This led the researchers to find out whether or not Lakoff’s theory is still relevant to the factual condition in this era. This descriptive-qualitative research method used 3 males and 3 females YouTubers as the research subjects. Their particular vlogs were analyzed by using InqScribe for the purpose of getting the full transcription of their utterances. Moreover, the utterances with assertive speech acts were categorized based on the features of women’s language proposed by Lakoff (1973). The findings show the most frequently used assertive speech acts are in the form of informing and the least frequent use is swearing. Furthermore, there is there is no significant difference between male and female’s way of speaking on a daily basis. Both male and female use specific vocabulary, tag question, hedge, empty adjectives, super polite forms, intensifiers, and unfinished statements.

 

Keywords: assertive speech acts, gender, YouTubers, vlogs