Misunderstanding in Speech Act Performed by Speaker and Hearer from Different Cultures

Yuliana Dg Macora

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This paper presents the analysis of misunderstanding occurred in conversations which is caused different misinterpretation of speech act between the speaker and hearer that come from different cultures. Misunderstanding occurred in the conversation causes various emotional effect to the hearer, for example feeling happy, funny, embarrassed, sorry, or has self-assumption and impression of the speaker’s utterance. The data are taken from Facebook chatting, then they are analyzed under the theories of pragmatics area, especially speech act theory of Austin (1955). Therefore, this paper will try to convey how the misinterpretation of speech act labels affects the participants in the conversation.

Keywords: speech acts, conversation, misunderstanding

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