Proceedings of the International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)

Speech Acts Analysis in Whatsapp Status Updates

Authors
Barzan Faizin, M. Ali Ramdhani, Wawan Gunawan, Dudang Gojali
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Barzan Faizin
Available Online October 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
speech acts; status updates; whatsapp
Abstract
This study elaborates the use of speech acts in computer-mediated communication, particularly in the whatsapp status message, to communicate in a mass medium. The study is a qualitative content analysis which applied a sample population covering a total number of 86 status messages posted by 23 participants taken in 4 consecutive days. The sample consisted of 13 male (56.52%) and 10 female (43.48%) from various social and educational background who ranged in age from 14 to 50 years old. The research findings point out the uniqueness of whatsapp status updates which has different result from the previous studies in terms of the frequency of speech act occurrences among participants from various social and educational backgrounds. Moreover, this provides a meaningful perspective in understanding human behavior regarding pragmatic functions and intentions of SNS users in Indonesia.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Media and Communication Studies (ICOMACS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-553-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icomacs-18.2018.46How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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