This thesis mainly deals with the males? and females? compliment
responses from facebook `wall? in which the four types of compliments were
given by a male and a female. The focus of my analysis is the types of males? and
females? compliment responses, the types of compliment responses that occurred
the most frequently by both of the genders, and the differences of males? and
females? compliment responses types.
To analyze the facebook data, I used Holmes? (1995 & 2006), Wolfson?s
(1989), David A. Huffaker and Sandra L. Calvert?s (2005), and Thurlow, Lengel,
and Tomic?s (2004) theories. I used Rosemarie?s research (1997) as well for the
contrast between an online communication research and an offline communication
research. For the methods, I used a descriptive qualitative approach supported by
quantitative data in developing my research.
Then, from my analysis, I found out that both male and female
interlocutors tended to accept the compliments given either from a male or female
complimenter. Here, online communication might have played an important role
because the ten male and female interlocutors tended to accept the compliments
given that were sent via facebook `wall?. Accordingly, online communication
especially this facebook research brings new findings in these compliment speech
and gender field.
(11406024) MAGDA IVONE LESMANA
(84-001) Nani Indrajani Tjitrakusuma
(88-011) Ester Harijanti Kuntjara
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 2009
1. LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES-SEX DIFFERENCES
4. CONVERSATION ANALYSIS
compliment, compliment responses, gender, netlingo
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 02011898/SI/2009; Lie, Magda Ivone Lesmana (11406024)
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