Speech Act Analysis In Zootopia Movie

Devian Try Gustary


This study aims to investigate the use of speech act and its possible purpose performed by two main characters, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde in the Zootopia movie. Qualitative method was utilized to explain the function of speech act performed by the characters. Searle’s theory is used as the main theory to answer the two problems formulation regarding speech act classifications and their purposes of using speech act. The research result showed that all of the speech acts was used by Hopps. On the other hand, Wilde used just half of the speech act classification, namely directive, expressive, and commissive. Meanwhile, her purposes of using speech acts are to tell what she believed (assertives), to ask someone to do (directives), to express the feeling (expressive), to promise (commissives), and to bring a change (declarations).


pragmatics; speech act; movie

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31571/bahasa.v11i1.4176


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