ALAWIYAH, TUTI and Rozelin, Diana and Azlan, Ulfatmi (2020) LANGUAGE STYLE OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN ELECTION DEBATE 2020. Skripsi thesis, UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi.

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Abstract

In this thesis the author will examine the language style used by each of the American presidential candidates during the final debate of the 2020 presidential election. The aims of this study are (1) to find the language style used by each presidential candidate; (2) to find the stylistic function; (3) to find factors that can influence the use of language style by each presidential candidate. To answer the problem formulation in this thesis, the author uses three theories, namely (1) the theory of style by Martin Joss, (2) theory of language functions by Mathioth, and (3) the theory of factors that can influence the use of style by Wardhaugh. This research used qualitative descriptive analysis. The source of data in this research is the final debate of American presidential candidate in election debate 2020 on youtube. For technique of collecting data, the writer used documentation. The result of this research showed that: First, the authors found three styles of language used by each presidential candidate, namely formal style, consultative style, and relaxed style. Second, for the function of the style of language used in the debate, there is an increase in the audience's appetite, invites the audience, makes conversation ideas clearer and fills a certain mood from the expressions and statements spoken by each presidential candidate. Third, is the social dimension that affects the use of language style, in this dimension the author only finds factors of language use that can affect language style on the social distance scale.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Keywords / Katakunci: sociolinguistics, language style, debate
Subjects: 000 Karya Umum
800 Kesusastraan; Retorika & Kritik
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