ANALYSIS OF CONVERSATIONAL IMPLICATURE IN PARIAH MOVIE EPISODE OF SMALLVILLE SERIAL MOVIE

Listiani Listiani

Abstract


This study was to describe the conversational implicature and the violation of the co-operative principle which appears in the ‘Pariah’ episode of Smallville serial movie. The subject of this study was the utterances which contained the
conversational implicature in scene one and scene two of act one in written script of the movie written by Holly Harold directed by Paul Shapiro available in TWIZ TV.COM and originally air dated on February second, 2005.
The result showed that there were fourteen conversational implicatures. They violated the Grice’s maxims. Mostly, they violated in Quality maxim which reached 35.7 percentages. The lowest percentage violating the maxim was on quantity maxim. It reached 14.3 percentages. This suggested that using conversation in movie provided good stimulus for learners to understand well what was implied in the meaning of the utterances, to get casual conversation model, to learn the language easily, and to practice the language in conversation.
Key words: conversational implicatures, violation of co-operative principle in Grice
maxims, Pariah episode in smallville serial movie

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