Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Taboo Words Found in Crank High Voltage Movie Script

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296242,
        author={I Nengah Mileh and Dewa Ngakan Putu Bayu Miarta},
        title={Taboo Words Found in Crank High Voltage Movie Script},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={taboo words types of taboo words functions of taboo words},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296242}
    }
    
  • I Nengah Mileh
    Dewa Ngakan Putu Bayu Miarta
    Year: 2020
    Taboo Words Found in Crank High Voltage Movie Script
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296242
I Nengah Mileh1,*, Dewa Ngakan Putu Bayu Miarta1
  • 1: Faculty of Letters, Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: nengahmileh@gmail.com

Abstract

This movie was directed and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The aims of this study are to identify and classify the types and the functions of taboo words in the Crank High Voltage movie script. This study applied a qualitative descriptive method and documentation is used in collecting the data. All the data were collected from the movie script of Crank High Voltage. They were identified and classified based on the types and function according to the theory of Wardhaugh (2006) and Jay (1992). Documentation method was applied to collect all the data from the movie script. It was done in some stage as it follows: watching and reading the movie script, then the selected word was quoted and classified based on the type and function. Finally, in accordance with the result, there are eight types of taboo word occurred. They are cursing, profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, slang, epithets, insult and slurs, and scatology. There is four functions of taboo word as it follows: to draw attention to oneself, to show contempt, to be provocative, and to mock authority. In conclusion, the function of taboo words that mostly appear in this study is the function to show contempt and followed by the function of to be provocative.