SHALLY, AMNA (2015) FACEBOOK STATUS UPDATES OF THE ROLLING BLACKOUTS A Sociopragmatic Study. Masters thesis, Universitas Andalas.

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The research is about Sociopragmatic study on Facebook status updates of the rolling blackouts happened in West Sumatera from June to October 2013. The objectives of the research are to identify the syntactic forms, pragmatic functions of and the social factors of the status updates. The research is conducted using qualitative approach. The data are collected from Facebook status updates of users who live in West Sumatera during the period of the rolling blackouts using observational method. It is supported by non-participatory observational and note taking techniques. The data are analyzed using translational, referential and pragmatic identity method. The results of analysis were described by using formal and informal method. Based on the analysis, there are four syntactic forms found on Facebook status updates of the rolling blackouts, namely declarative, imperative, interrogative and exclamative. Declarative sentence is frequently applied due to the information about problems and situations the users faced during the the rolling blackouts. Then, there are four pragmatic functions found. They are assertive, directive, commisive and expressive. The expressive is the most pragmatic function used since the users tend to express their feelings and ideas about the rolling blackouts in anger and making irony. Besides, there are four social factors found influenced the status updates. There are age, sex types, occupation, and level of education. The most influenced factors are the age factors since middle age tended to express their emotion in irony and adolescents tended to express their problems in moaning and complaining. Key words: Facebook status updates, Facebook users, the rolling blackouts

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Pascasarjana Tesis
Depositing User: Mr Muqtadirurrijal Muqta
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 08:04
URI: http://scholar.unand.ac.id/id/eprint/1675

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