A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SWEARING

IN FROM PARIS WITH LOVE MOVIE
A THESIS
Presented as a Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Attainment of
a Sarjana Sastra Degree in English Language and Literature

By
Ronanda Ayu Wulandari
08211144008

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE STUDY PROGRAM
ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
FACULTY OF LANGUAGES AND ARTS
YOGYAKARTA STATE UNIVERSITY
2012

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and God keeps the uncertainty to all mankind so that they can always learn and dream” (Arman Marwing) “You may say I’m a dreamer…but I’m not the only one” (John Lennon. when?” (Rabbi Hillel) “The certainty in this world is uncertainty.MOTTOS “If I am not for myself. who will be for me? If I am not for others. what am I? And if not now. Imagine) v .

for her everlasting love My father. Buk Atik. who always teaches me how to be a strong girl vi .DEDICATION This work is lovingly dedicated to: My beloved mom. Pak Nono.

S. Susana W. M. I would gratefully accept any constructive comments and suggestions for the betterment of this thesis. Siti Mukminatun. 9 August 2012 Ronanda Ayu Wulandari vii . I am also indebted to my academic supervisor. Erna Andryanti. Sholawat and salam are devoted to Muhammad SAW. who always knows me well whenever I need his supports. first of all. Finally. to all lecturers for teaching me well. S. Therefore. Last but not least. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my first consultant. who always love. without them I probably cannot finish this thesis well. At this moment of accomplishment. All praise be to the Almighty and the Most Merciful. and to all staffs for their help during my study. warm thanks to all friends in Linguistics 2008 for their invaluable help and support. a million of thanks go to my beloved parents. who has always given me His blessing and grace. M. Abi. Many thanks go to Bang Arman who has suggested me to use From Paris with Love as my source of data.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Alhamdullilahi robbil’alamin. and all of whom I cannot mention one by one. Moreover. Yogyakarta. Allah SWT.Hum who have guided me. without which I would never have finished this thesis. and support me.A for her kind guidance during my years of study. I would like to thank all people who have sincerely helped me finish this thesis. M. Thanks for their help. S. Pak Nono and Buk Atik.S. S. Ivana. I do realize that this thesis is far from being perfect.Hum. knowledge and time with all their patience during my writing process.S. and shared their ideas. I would like to extend huge. My special thanks go to my fiancé. for her laugh which flowers my writing process. a cup of thanks is for my little sister. and my second consultant. the Prophet. Then. understand.

.... Types of Swearing………………………………….................................................................................... Taboo……………………………………………………........................................................ CHAPTER I i ii iii iv v vi vii viii xi xii xiii INTRODUCTION A. B............................. Research Significances.......... 15 1................... TABLE OF CONTENTS........... ABSTRACT.............................................................. 1 B............... LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS.............TABLE OF CONTENTS Page COVER...... LIST OF FIGURE......... 18 E............... Objectives of the Research ………………………………...................................................................................... 17 3................................................................................. Social Class………………………………………………............................. D........... 10 C............ TABLES.................................. APPROVAL SHEET......... 7 18 Upper Class…………………………………………........................ 19 viii ................. Definition and Characteristics……………………… 15 2................................... AND APPENDIX.... 11 D.............................. RATIFICATION SHEET ………………………………………….... 5 E........... ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS………………….................................................................. Swearwords……………………………………………….................... 3 C......... Research Background.... Research Focus.... DEDICATION... Bad Language……………………………………………............ SURAT PERNYATAAN………………………………………………… MOTTOS.................. Sociolinguistics…………………………………………........................................................ 5 CHAPTER II 5 LITERATURE REVIEW A...... 1......................... Formulation of the Problem …………………………...... Reasons of Swearing........

50 e. Previous Research……………………………………….. Abusive Swearing (ABS)………………………... To Shock Someone (SHO)……………………… 48 d......………………………... 19 3....2........ Relationship between Swearing and Social Class…. To Express Surprise or Shock (SUR)………… 46 c... 32 Discussions……………………………………………….... To Assert Identity in a Group or Indicate ix ..... Auxiliary Swearing (AUS)……………………. 31 2..... B. Types of Swearing………………………………….. Reasons of Swearing………………………………… 31 3... From Paris with Love Movie……………………………. To Express Frustration or Anger (FRU)…. Data and Source of the Data……. Lower Class………………………………………… 20 F.. 34 1....…… 44 b. 51 f. 34 b.... 23 CHAPTER III RESEARCH METHOD 26 A.............. 2............ 43 a........ Instrument of the Research ………………….. Technique of the Data Collection ………………………. Humorous Swearing (HS)………………………...... Expletive Swearing (ES)……………………….. 34 a....... 41 Reasons of Swearing……………………………….. 37 c............. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION Findings………………………………………………….. B...... Theoretical Framework………………………………….......... 26 D...... 28 F Triangulation/ Trustworthiness…………………………....... 27 E.... To Amuse Someone (AMU)……………………. Technique of Data Analysis……. 39 d. 22 H. Middle Class……………………………………….. 26 C.. Types of Swearing…………………………………. Type of The Research......... 31 1. 29 CHAPTER IV A...... 21 G. To Insult Someone (INS)………………………..

............. 57 c.. Upper Class to Middle Class……………………............Friendship (FR)………………………………….... CHAPTER V 53 Relationship between Swearing and Social Class…… 54 a.................................................................................................................. Conclusions... 3................................................... 66 APPENDICES... 56 b................... 93 x ......... Suggestions................................................... 69 SURAT PERNYATAAN TRIANGULASI. Middle Class to Middle Class…………………......... Lower Class to Middle Class…………………… 61 CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS A.............................................. Middle Class to Lower Class…………………… 60 d.................................... 65 REFERENCES........ 63 B....

............... Table 2.... Types and Reasons of Swearing in From Paris with Love movie...... 69 Surat Pernyataan Triangulasi......................…........ 33 C..................... 25 B............................... Table 4..... Figure Figure1....... 93 xi ............ Tables Table 1. AND APPENDIX Page A.......... Data Findings of Reasons of Swearing in From Paris with Love Movie………………..... 31 Table 3.LIST OF FIGURE........... Appendix2............................ Format of Types and Reasons of Swearing in From Paris with Love movie…………………………………............... Appendices Appendix1........ TABLES.............Analytical Construct................ 32 Data Findings of Relationship between Swearing and Social Class……………................. 27 Data Findings of Types of Swearing in From Paris with Love………………………………………………….

Second: 44 ES : Expletive Swearing ABS : Abusive Swearing HS : Humorous Swearing AUS : Auxiliary Swearing HSS : Hearing something strange EE : Expressing Emotions FRU : To express frustration or anger SUR : To express surprised or shocked SHO : To shock AMU : To amuse INS : To insult someone FR : To indicate friendship & assert identity in a group xii . Minute: 16.LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 00:16:44 : Hour: 00.

The first type is Expletive Swearing (ES) with 25 data (23. types of swearing.5%). the data collector. The last one is to assert identity in a group or indicate friendship with 8 data (7. i. and the data reporter of the research.The findings show that Abusive Swearing is the dominant type because swearing is mostly used to abuse someone else.3%).5%). which furthermore is specified into 6 (six) reasons. Thus. The third is Humorous Swearing (HS) with 11 data (10. primary source and secondary source. the source of the research was divided into two. only expressing emotions reason which occurs.8%). The fourth is to amuse with 5 data (4. and the relationship between swearing and social class which are portrayed from From Paris with Love movie. The last one. Based on the reasons of swearing. Then. The second is Abusive Swearing (ABS) with 53 data (50. The primary source of the data was From Paris with Love movie. reasons of swearing. this research applied triangulations by applying source triangulation and investigator triangulation. the data analyzer. She acted as the planner. swearing. This research employed descriptive qualitative method. The data were dialogues containing swearwords uttered by the characters in the movie and the context surrounding the interaction.6%). Key words: Sociolinguistic analysis. The primary research instrument was the researcher herself. The third is to shock with 8 data (7. reasons of swearing. middle class to low class. middle class to middle class.A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SWEARING IN FROM PARIS WITH LOVE MOVIE Ronanda Ayu Wulandari 08211144008 ABSTRACT This research examines swearing occurring in From Paris with Love movie using a sociolinguistic approach. The first reason is to express frustration or anger with 36 data (34. The fifth is to insult with 27 data (25. The research is aimed to analyze the types of swearing.6%). To ensure the trustworthiness of the data.8%). The second is to express surprise or shock with 21 data (20%).7%).e. Auxiliary Swearing (AUS). and social class xiii . the secondary source was the script of From Paris with Love movie downloaded from the internet. Meanwhile. The secondary instrument was the data sheet. it shows that people who belong to upper class tend to swear to people who come from the class under them because they have power to control people under them. These findings show that the dominant reason influencing people to swear is to express frustration or anger. The findings of the research show that the types of swearing found in From Paris with Love movie could be categorized into 4 (four). and low class to middle class. has 16 data (15.2%). The last finding illustrates that people coming from upper class swear to people who belong to the middle class.