Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language Used by Male and Female Characters in "Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle" Movie by Jake Kasdan

  • Siti Aisah
  • Yuniar Fatmasari
Keywords: Sociolinguistic, Gender Language, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze male and female language used in “Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle” movie. This descriptive qualitative method research is supported by diagrams showing the data frequency of appearance on each category. The data is taken from utterances by characters in “Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle”. The source of data collection in this study is the script of the movie. Using Wardhaugh theory, the result shows that there are five types of male language in “Jumanji Welcome to the jungle” movie. They are adverbs (16) pronouns “you” (26), expletives and swear statement (29), imperative sentences (31) and modulation (104). Nine types of female language in “Jumanji Welcome to the jungle” movie are adverbs (2), color words (3), correctness of grammar (4), tag questions (4), pronouns”we” (12), diminutives (20), adjectives (27), expletives and swear statement (28), and modulation (30). The most frequent types of language used by male and female characters in “Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle” movie is modulation. The writers found 104 modulation of male language and 30 modulation in female language. The function of modulation for male in communicating is to ask something directly, while for female is to ask something politely.

Author Biography

Siti Aisah

DIALEKTIKA Journal is a biannual journal published in March and September by English Education Study Program of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training Faculty Peradaban University. It welcomes both conceptual and research-based articles related to English education, literature, or linguistics.

Published
2020-11-21