THE HEDGES USED BY RONNIE MILLER AND STEVE MILLER DURING SUMMER HOLIDAY IN THE LAST SONG MOVIE

Reinzka Unola, Josefa J. Mardijono

Abstract


This study discussed the types and functions of hedges also some changes of hedges perceived in the using of hedges related to social distance. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, were used as the source of data and the data of this study were 16 scenes containing conversation between Ronnie Miller and Steve Miller. The theories used were hedges and its functions by Coates (1996), the types of hedges by Salager-Meyer (1997), and hedges related to social distance by Holmes (1996). There were six types of hedges out of seven types found out by the writer in her data. After analyzing hedges based on the types and functions, the writer also analyzed the changes that can be perceived in using hedges and their functions. The data analysis showed that there were some changes in using hedges related to the functions. The changes of the function may be influenced by social distance between the two characters which is expression of doubt, followed by expression of confidence, searching for the right word and sensitivity of others’ feeling.


Keywords


Hedges, types of hedges, functions of hedges, social distance

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/katakita.1.1.248-257

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Supported by

 

Indexed by



Statistic Installed since 17 December 2018
View My Stats