Speech Styles used by Teacher Characters in Education-themed Movies

Veni Theresia Kedoa, Ika P Lantu


This research aims to analyze the speech style of the teachers in movies. The theories that were applied in this research are Joos theory (1967) which concern about speech style, and also the theory of context from Hymes (1975) that influences the speech style (SPEAKING). Design of this research is descriptive qualitative. The instrument of collect the data use the transcript of three movies they are Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, and Freedom Writers. The result of
this research shows that the most dominant speech style used by the teachers in
movies is consultative style and the teachers used this style since they want to give
opportunity to the students to participate in learning process.

Keywords: consultative speech style, teacher characters, education-themed

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