AN ANALYSIS ON WOMEN’S LANGUAGE FEATURE USED BY JACINDA ARDEN IN SPEECH ABOUT COVID-19

  • Herman Herman Universitas HKBP Nommensen
  • Vivi Lastiar Sinurat Universitas HKBP Nommensen
  • Tiarma Intan Marpaung Universitas HKBP Nommensen
  • Partohap Saut Raja Sihombing Universitas HKBP Nommensen

Abstract

This study aims to find out women’s language feature used by Jacinda Arden in speech about COVID-19. The researchers conducted the study with Lakoff’s theory. This research investigates the type and function of women’s language in speech about COVID-19 used by Jacinda Arden. The research formulated a question as the problem “What are the women’s language feature used by Jacinda Arden in speech about COVID-19?” to find out the women’s language feature used by Jacinda Arden in speech about COVID-19. The researchers used qualitative research design by employing content analysis to answer the research question. There were 2 research instrument used in this research, they were the researchers as the human research and observation sheet. The researchers conducted the research by using the record and video script of Jacinda Arden in her speeches about COVID-19 that delivered on March 21 and April 6, 2020. The result of this study showed not all types of women’s language feature used Jacinda Arden. The researchers found seven types of women’s language feature. Those feature are divided into lexical hedges 18,15%, rising intonation 0,89%, empty adjectives 1,19%, intensifier 16,96, hypercorrect grammar 20,83%, super polite form 1,19%, and emphatic stress 40,77%. The absent women’s language features are tag question, price color term, and avoidance of using strong swear words. The most dominant women’s language feature is emphatic stress function of emphatic stress in this speech is to emphasize the main idea or word that she wanted to focus on.


 

Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
HERMAN, Herman et al. AN ANALYSIS ON WOMEN’S LANGUAGE FEATURE USED BY JACINDA ARDEN IN SPEECH ABOUT COVID-19. Edu-Ling: Journal of English Education and Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 20-35, aug. 2021. ISSN 2621-5128. Available at: <https://journals.unihaz.ac.id/index.php/edu-ling/article/view/1727>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32663/edu-ling.v4i2.1727.

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