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Strategy in Request Modification by Male and Female character in the Situation Comedy series “FRIENDS”


Prapti Wigati Purwaningrum
ABA BSI Jakarta

stern_yan3@yahoo.com

Wanastra Vol. I No.1, Maret 2010, ISSN:2086-6178

Abstract:

The title of this research is strategy in request modification by male and female character in the situation comedy series “Friends”. The purpose of this research is to analyze what strategy in request modification is used by male and female character and which strategy in request modification is mostly used by male and female character. This research is analyze by using theory request from Anna Trosborg and theory language and gender by Janet Holmes. This research gets movie script from http://friends.ragingwind.net/info/epguide.html and there are 56 data related to the title. The conclusions of this research are there are eleven types of strategy in request modification uttered by male and female character, and the strategy in request modification is mostly used by male is permission strategy in cat II (conventional indirect), check on availability external modification. The strategy in request modification is mostly used by female are permission strategy in cat II (conventional indirect), check on availability external modification and performative strategy in cat IV (direct request), interpersonal marker internal modification. Not only female but also male want to minimize the possible refusal and to soften the request in a polite way.

Keyword:

Request, male and female language


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