Stereotyping is one of the traits of human being which
is closely related to prejudice. It is assigned to objects or
subjects which threat them or unknown to them. Verbosity is a
stereotype assigned to women and their use of language be-cause
little is known about women's nature.
This study tries to find out whether in telephone con-versation
verbosity can be seen in the speech of both male
and female subjects. Another important focus of this study is
what is the cause of verbosity. Also, what might influence
the occurence of verbosity in one's speech.
Grice's Conversational Principle is used to measure
excessive use of words in a conversation. Violations of the
maxims of quantity, relation and manner result in words which
is unneccesarily said. To find what might influence the
presence of verbosity in a conversation, Dell Hyme's Contex-tual
Features are applied.
After a thorough study, it is revealed that violations
of the maxim of manner and relation caused verbosity. Another
result is that the tendency of male's and female's verbosity
can-be seen. Both sexes are capable to be verbose, yet the
topic of conversation seems to influence one's verbosity.
Male subjects tend to be more verbose when the topic is
Impersonal while female tends to be more verbose when the
topic is either Gossip or Personal.
(11491106) RETNO INDRATI
(88-011) Ester Harijanti Kuntjara
(94-029) Aylanda Hidayati Dwi Nugroho
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 1996
1. ORAL COMMUNICATION
3. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 461; Retno Indrati (11491106)
The resource(s) is/are owned by the Creator/Contributor.Reproduction & distribution for non-commercial purposes is permitted provided that the credit for the Creator/Contributor and the source are explicitly stated,and no alteration are made