Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

Teaching, Language, and Communication: A Shortcut to Learn English Culturally from Violated Maxims in Film Project X

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Siyaswati Siyaswati
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Siyaswati Siyaswati
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.61How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teaching, Language, Communication, Cooperation Principle, Maxims, and Violation.
Abstract
Teaching language means to teach the cultural context because language is not simply about communication, but it is also about the cultural heritage brought by it. Thus, selecting media to teach it becomes important and one of the medias is film. Film can represent the social situation and it can be also simulated the linguistics situation through dialogs and communications of the characters. In Gricean conception of communication, there is cooperation principle contains of maxims; qualitative, quantitative, relation and manner. However, it is mostly violated particularly by teenagers who prefer communicating in the purpose of being cool rather than meaningful as it is represented in the film Project X. Therefore, the problem that can be formulated is about; (1) what Gricean maxims are violated in the film Project X and (2) how communication in the violation of maxim becomes a way to learn English. The used method is qualitative using the dialogs inside of the film as the data. The result of the analysis indicates that violation of maxims does not simply show the lacks of cooperation principle, but it also shows the characteristics of the speakers and the hearers. The characteristics refer to the culture products shaped from the meaning behind the language. Thus, teaching English in the film, especially with the violation of maxims shows that communication is not about the formal, structural, and grammatical language, but socially and pragmatically function.
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International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.61How to use a DOI?
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