VARIOUS SPEECH SEQUENCES OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS IN DOING REQUEST VIA SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE

Ike Revita

Abstract


Interaction, if not wisely considered, may be very risky. The unwise utterances may
lead to misunderstanding. When this happens, pragmatic failure is of great
possibility occur. This writing is aimed at describing the some variations of
speech seqeunces in doing request and the reasons of using each variation. The
data are the request uttered by English Department students Andalas University
to their friends, their lecturer and vice versa at the campus. Data are collected by
observational method, interviewing and note-taking technique. To analyze the data,
pragmatic and referential identity method is used. The result of analysis is
naratively and descriptively presented. Having been related to the concept of
speech act of request (Revita, 2008) and context (Yule, 1986), it is found that there
are four variations of speech sequence when English Department students do
request. They are (a) (1) 1 in 1; (b) 2 in 1; (c) 3 in 1; and (d) multi acts in 1. The
choice of these variations is basically based on several reasons, namely (i) social;
(ii)psychological; (iii) cultural ; and (iv) religious aspect.
Keywords: Sequence, request, short message service


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31332/lkw.v1i1.377

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