Sequence of adjacency pairs in “Dish and Dishonesty” comedy movie

Musthofa, Muhammad Afif (2015) Sequence of adjacency pairs in “Dish and Dishonesty” comedy movie. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Adjacency pair becomes the basic unit of Conversation Analysis (CA) since the first time it is acknowledged. It consists of two basic units of turn that are the base First Pair Part (FPP) and the base Second Pair Part (SPP). As the development of CA in recentyears, it is stated that there is something beyond the basic – called as the expansions of adjacency pair. These expansions are included in the base unit of adjacency pair but do not take place in both positions. They take place before, between and after the base unit of adjacency pair. Therefore, the expansions develop the topic being discussed and the turn of talk - at certain context of talk.

This study is aimed to describe the use of adjacency pair and its expansions in comedy context, especially in Dish and Dishonesty in BBC Comedy. The researcher selects Dish and Dishonesty movie comedy because it provides rich features of adjacency pair and its expansions through the conversations performed by the comedians. The data consists of 15 scenes and, then, are selected and divided into 16 excerpts. The script in each excerpt is classified and coded based on the subsidiaries of the expansion of adjacency pair (pre-expansion, insert expansion and post-expansion) and finally analyzed using Schegloff (2007) theory on adjacency pair and its expansions.

The result shows that all expansions (but not all sub-expansions)of adjacency pair are applied in this comedy and contribute to the development interactions in conversations. Pre-expansion is used to initiate the production of FPP, insert expansion is used to produce the bas SPP, and post-expansion is used to develop the topic being discussed at FPP and SPP. Among the three expansions of adjacency pairs, the post-expansion is dominantly used in all excerpts. Moreover, there is an additional sub-expansion in post-expansion, that the researcher calls it as multiple post-expansion. As the result of the expansions, Dish and Dishonestybecomes more interesting and entertaining because the complete sequence of adjacency pair does not erase the amusing thing of comedy, but it makes the comedy more laughable.

Finally, it is counted on the next researchers, who are interested in analyzing adjacency pair and its expansions,to explore other contexts to provide other empirical data about the adjacency pair and its expansions.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Susilowati, Meinarni
Keywords: Conversation Analysis; Adjacency Pairs; Dish and Dishonesty; BBC Comedy; Expansions; FPP; SPP
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Elly Megawati
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 06:09

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