Language Varieties Used by Two Different Social Classes in GOSFORD PARK Movie

Susandi, Susandi (1209503172) (2014) Language Varieties Used by Two Different Social Classes in GOSFORD PARK Movie. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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The phenomenon of social class is always interesting to analyze. It portrays the differences abide in reality and their consequences toward the personality, culture, and language. In society, language diverges into many dialects and varieties as the respond to the differences of the social class itself. The language varieties, then, are tightly related to the settings of the classes where the languages live and grow. In this case, Gosford Park film represents the hierarchy differences in the society. It is the film telling the guests-- which later are called as “the upstairs”—coming to William’s house to fulfill his invitation to go shooting. As the upstairs’ “norms”, they should take along their valets wherever they go. Such norm represents the “elite” people. The valets and the servants in the house—that later are called as “the downstairs”, should fulfill the upstairs’ wishes. For their different status, the downstairs are supposed not to make direct contact with the upstairs, except the butler. This portrait also represents the ways both parties use and treat the language. Thus, this paper is designated to investigate the language varieties used by both parties and their reasons of employing those varieties. The steps taken were by collecting data through transcribing the conversations, categorizing them into both parties, analyzing them by using Holme’s theory (style and register), and the last, is concluding them. The result of this investigation is that both parties use the whole three styles which are formal style, informal style, and colloquial style. In this case, the downstairs use colloquial style more often than the upstairs. It is due to their more intimacy distance and friendship purposes they have. On the contrary, the upstairs have more various registers in their three days activities in William’s house. It is due to their abundance intentions to find ways to get William’s money.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Varieties, Social Classes, Movie
Subjects: Education, Research of Language, Related Topics of Language
Public Performances > Motion Pictures, Movies
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 02:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 07:20

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