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A STUDY OF DEICTIC EXPRESSIONS USED IN JENNIFER ARMSTRONG’S STEAL AWAY

Kusdiansari, Wiwin. 07.05.1.1.1.00045. (2012). A Study of Deictic Expressions Used in Jennifer Armstrong’s Steal Away. Thesis. English Department of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, Trunojoyo University. Advisors: (I) Misnadin, S.S., MA, (II) Rif’ah Inayati, S.S.,MA.

ABSTRACT

This study discussed the deictic expressions which are analyzed based on deixis in pragmatics. The writer used the qualitative study for the research methodology. The data for this study are limited to the words or phrases according to the deictic expressions. In collecting the data, this study used documentation method. The technique in getting the data are reading and observing the novel, finding the data by random sampling, putting sign, and identify the words, taking the data, grouping and presenting in data display.

Based on the data analysis that has done by the writer, the data are the utterances of the character in novel. Deixis refers to the phenomenon where in understanding the meaning of certain words and phrases in the utterances require contextual information. The result of this study, the writer concludes the 20 data from Jennifer Armstrong’s steal away that 7 person deixis, 6 spatial deixis, and 7 temporal deixis was found. The most dominant type is person deixis. So, the words or the phrases included of deictic expressions based on the context in the sentence of the text.

Key Word: Deictic Expression, Person Deixis, Spatial Deixis, Temporal Deixis

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