COMPREHENDING CONVERSATION IN THE MOVIE OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 2004 BY USING SPEECH ACT THEORY FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNERS
MUNFADLILAH DWI LESTARI
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Based on the result of the analysis, the steps to interpret meaning of the utterances by using speech act theory in SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004, the audience (foreign language learners) can follow these steps: 1. Finding utterance which is regarded as a speech act. 2. Finding the intention or the implicit meaning of the utterance. 3. Analysing the utterance by using felicity conditions of the conversation. The findings of the research done revealed that in delivering intention, sometimes a speaker states it clearly of what he wanted to say and sometimes he did not. In SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004, from 11 utterances of 9 data which are analysed, 9 utterances are in the form of implicit utterances and 2 of them are in the form of explicit utterances. Thus, it can be said that most of the characters delivered their intention implicitly by saying words that has a specific intention inside. In delivering their intention, some of them are failed to achieve their goal through uttering words to the hearer. Some of the participants could not carry out the action implied, and sometimes the speakers are failed positioning their selves in a circumstance of the conversation that make the utterance misfire or could not achieved to goal of speaker’s intention.