REVEALING THE IMPLIED MEANINGS OF THE CHARACTERS' UTTERANCES IN MEG CABOT'S VALENTINE PRINCESS (MENGUNGKAP MAKNA IMPLISIT PADA UCAPAN PARA TOKOH DALAM NOVELA VALENTINE PRINCESS OLEH MEG CABOT)
HANINDHITA PARAMESWARI, Kharisma
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This study is analyzing implicature in the characters' utterances in Meg Cabot's Valentine Princess. The data are taken from the Valentine's Princess novella. The theories employed in this study are Grice's flouting maxim and Brown and Yule's context of situation. The aims of this study are to find out the kinds of maxims the characters flouted, to reveal the implied meanings behind the characters' utterances, and to dig out the reasons behind their actions to do so. It turns out that the characters flout all four of Grice's maxims with various implied meaning such as; they have other ideas or desires about something, they hint on something else, and they indirectly ask for some favors. While the reasons of their actions are also various such as; they do not feel comfortable to speak their minds, they want to emphasize about their views or ideas about something, and express their disappointment or annoyance.
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