Speech Acts Analysis in Whatsapp Status Updates

Faizin, Barzan and Ramdhani, Muhammad Ali and Gunawan, Wawan and Gojali, Dudang (2018) Speech Acts Analysis in Whatsapp Status Updates. In: International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018), April 2018, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study elaborates the use of speech acts in computer-mediated communication, particularly in the whatsapp status message, to communicate in a mass medium. The study is a qualitative content analysis which applied a sample population covering a total number of 86 status messages posted by 23 participants taken in 4 consecutive days. The sample consisted of 13 male (56.52%) and 10 female (43.48%) from various social and educational background who ranged in age from 14 to 50 years old. The research findings point out the uniqueness of whatsapp status updates which has different result from the previous studies in terms of the frequency of speech act occurrences among participants from various social and educational backgrounds. Moreover, this provides a meaningful perspective in understanding human behavior regarding pragmatic functions and intentions of SNS users in Indonesia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: speech acts; status updates; whatsapp
Subjects: Applied Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Dakwah dan Komunikasi > Program Studi Jurnalistik
Depositing User: Muhammad Ali Ramdhani
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 02:45
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 02:45
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/13106

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