|dc.description.abstract||This research analyses the speech acts expressed by the main characters in
Jumanji: The Next Level movie based on Searle’s theory of speech acts.
This research is a qualitative research which means that the data are in the
form of sentences (spoken or written) and visual images (observed or creatively
Jumanji: The Next Level is action-adventure comedy sequel directed by Jake
Kasdan. The story continues the adventure of the four friends, Spencer, Martha,
Bethany, and Fridge. When Spencer goes missing after attempting to repair the
video game, the rest of the group decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. At the
same time, Spencer’s grandfather, Eddie, and his friend, Milo Walker, inadvertently
get sucked into the game too. As the group re-enter the game, they discover that the
game has changed, and that is not as they expected. The players should be brave to
know the unknown and unexplored parts, from the arid deserts to the snowy
mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
From the total number of 50 utterances, the researcher found four kinds of
illocutionary acts identified from the main character’s speech acts in Jumanji: The
Next Level movie. They are representative acts (30%), directive acts (26%),
commissive acts (8%), and expressive acts (36%).
This research found that the main characters produce locutionary and
illocutionary acts in Jumanji: The Next Level movie is used to tell somebody information about something, to make a situation clear to someone, to describe
somebody look like, to willing someone about something happened, to express
opinion, to express friendliness, to persuade someone in a conversation, to predict
something in the future, to give someone an order, to advise people about
something, and to express pleasure||en_US