A discourse analysis on coherence found in Titanic movie

Al Rosyiidah, Afiifah (2008) A discourse analysis on coherence found in Titanic movie. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Coherence is the connection of the elements of the message that will only produce one particular interpretation. It has an important role to make the effective communication without any misunderstanding. Therefore, this research is important to be conducted.

The analysis of this research focuses on coherence of the “TITANIC” movie. It identifies the ways of reaching coherence that uttered by the main characters in “TITANIC” movie, they are Rose and Jack. The research design of this study is descriptive qualitative. The data were collected from the utterances of Rose and Jack stated in "TITANIC" movie. They were analyzed through the observation done by the researcher herself. The theory that is used is Brown and Yule’s theory (1983) about coherence especially on the ways of reaching coherence.

The result of the data analysis shows that all of the ways of reaching coherence that are used in the dialogues between Rose and Jack, they are the principle of analogy, the principle of local interpretation, inference, and 9 features of context, namely addressor and addressee, topic, setting, channel, code, message-form, event, key, and purpose. Moreover, there are three data which completely use all of the ways reaching coherence, they are datum (37): “I think you are very rude. You shouldn’t asking me this.”, datum (41): “This is absurd.

You don’t know me and I don’t know you. We are not having this conversation at all. You are rude, ungood, and persecute, and I am leaving know, Jack...Mr. Dowson, It is been pleasure. Now, I should thank you and now I have thank you.”, datum (47) : “Huh…I am…You are so annoying…Wait……I don’t have to leave. This is my part of ship. You leave….

Based on the findings of the research, it is suggested that the the discourse analysis lecturers give the material about coherence especially on features of context on key, it can be applied on other texts or objects, it occurs because key seldom to be used in “TITANIC” movie. Moreover, for the linguistics students are expected to learn coherence by watching “TITANIC” movie because it has the good application on coherence. Finally, by this research, it is expected that the next researchers who are interested in analyzing “TITANIC” movie to use other perspectives.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Indah, Rohmani Nur
Keywords: Discourse; Coherence; Titanic Movie
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 09:26
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 09:26
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4779

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