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


  • Siti Aisah
  • Yuniar Fatmasari



Sociolinguistic, Gender Language, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle


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 Jungleâ€. 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), pronounsâ€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.




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