The Verbal Strategies in Jokowi – Prabowo Debates - A Pragmatics Perspective

Pahriyono Damanhuri, Sri Samiati Tarjana, Joko Nurkamto, Sri Marmanto

Abstract

The verbal strategies are variously performed by the politicians, as well as by Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto in presidential debates in 2014 to attract the voters or to make a certain impression to their prospective voters. This study aims to investigate Joko Widodos’ and Prabowo Subiantos’ verbal strategies in acclaiming, attacking, and defending themselves from pragmatics perspective. The data are utterances containing or implying three speech acts which are acclaiming, verbal attacking and defending. The data collected through indirect observation, also through listening and note-taking. The data then broken down by using a pragmatic analysis method, particularly called the ‘means-end’. The results revealed that Jokowi used more acclaims (69%) and attacks (59%), but less defends (38%). On the other hand, Prabowo used more defends (61%), but less attacks (41%) and acclaims (30%). The previous prefers performing a negative politeness, when the latter prefers performing a positive politeness.

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Damanhuri P., Tarjana S., Nurkamto J. and Marmanto S. (2017). The Verbal Strategies in Jokowi – Prabowo Debates - A Pragmatics Perspective.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 741-748. DOI: 10.5220/0007174307410748


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Pahriyono Damanhuri and Sri Samiati Tarjana and Joko Nurkamto and Sri Marmanto},
title={The Verbal Strategies in Jokowi – Prabowo Debates - A Pragmatics Perspective},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={741-748},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007174307410748},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - The Verbal Strategies in Jokowi – Prabowo Debates - A Pragmatics Perspective
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Damanhuri P.
AU - Tarjana S.
AU - Nurkamto J.
AU - Marmanto S.
PY - 2017
SP - 741
EP - 748
DO - 10.5220/0007174307410748