Illocutionary Act in Acehnese Women’s Gossip

Mahdalena Ismail Basyah, Anni Holila Pulungan, I Wy Dirgeyasa


The study deals with the illocutionary acts realized in Acehnese women’s gossip. The objectives of the research to analyze the types of the illocutionary acts and investigates how and why the illocutionary act realized in Acehnese women’s gossip. This study was conducted by using a single case study research design. The data were taken from the sentences and clauses that produced by Acehnese women in their gossip. The instrument was tape-recorder. The results of this study showed that there are four types of illocutionary acts realized by Acehnese women in gossip, there were assertive, directive, expressive and declarative and the dominant realized was assertive. There were two ways of performing the illocutionary acts in Acehnese women’s gossip namely direct and indirect illocutionary acts and the dominant realized was direct. The were four reasons of realizing the illocutionary acts in Acehnese women’s gossip namely knowledge, friendship, influence and entertainment and the dominant realized was Knowledge.


illocutionary act; Acehnese women's; gossip

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