Tuesday, May 7, 2019

AN ANALYSIS OF APOLOGIZING IN AMERICAN ENGLISH EXPRESSED IN BAD NEIGHBORS

Abstract 

Nia Palinta, Sastika Seli, S.Pd. M.A., Dewi Syafitri, M.Pd.

The Problem of the research was: The objective of the research was to 
describe the variation of apology and reason of apology in “Bad Neighbors”
movie. The research employ a descriptive qualitative method. The object of the 
research was “Bad Neighbors” movie. The data sources were primary and 
secondary source. The researcher used documentation method for technique
collecting the data and the data analyzed used descriptive technique.  In
classifying and analyzing the apology, the researcher chooses “Bad Neighbors”
movie as object. This study mainly aimed to describe variation of apology and
reason of apology, the researcher uses Yule, Levinson and Austin, Olstain and
Cohen theory. The results of the research there were the strategies of apology and
types of apology 20 data from apologizing expressions in the   analysis. They
were divided into two types of apologizing expressions, (5) direct and (15) direct
apologies.  There were (3)An expression of regret (An offer of repair), (2) A
request for forgiveness  (An explanation or account of the situation), (2) An
expression of  regret (A promise of forbearance), (1) An offer of apology (A
promise of forbearance), (6) An expression of  regret (An acknowledgement of
responsibility), (2) An expression of regret (An explanation or account of the
situation) and (2)An offer of apology (An acknowledgement of responsibility).
The reasons why the types of apology are employed by the characters depend on
the degree of mistakes, situation, social status and relationship between the
characters. Maintaining  the  harmony between  the  characters  was significant 
since  it  was  required  to  maintain  the relationship between the  offenders  and
offended. 

Key Words:  Pragmatics, Speech Act, Apology, Bad Neighbors.

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