Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Women’s Language Features in Making Request in Pride and Prejudice Movie

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316297,
        author={Syafda Dini Pratiwi and Ike  Revita},
        title={Women’s Language Features in Making Request in Pride and Prejudice Movie},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={functions of women’s language features request women’s language features utterances},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316297}
    }
    
  • Syafda Dini Pratiwi
    Ike Revita
    Year: 2022
    Women’s Language Features in Making Request in Pride and Prejudice Movie
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316297
Syafda Dini Pratiwi1,*, Ike Revita1
  • 1: Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: syafdadinipratiwi@gmail.com

Abstract

Women are the creatures that are required to speak more politely than men. The phenomenon is in line with the gender perspective where men and women are different socially. Then, they are also treated unsimilarly. The use of women’s language features will support the politeness of the women's statement. Therefore, it can represent their social status in society. Besides, there must be certain functions of women’s language features, especially when making the request. A request is an act of asking something and asking someone to do something. This article aims to describe the functions of women’s language features when making requests depicted in the movie Pride and Prejudice. The data were taken from a high rating movie titled Pride and Prejudice 2005. The movie filmed five sisters from an English family who deal with marriage, morality, and misconception issues. All requests from women’s utterances became the data. The observational method with the non-participant technique was used to collect the data. The result of the analysis was presented narratively. After analyzing the data, it is found that there are two functions used by the women characters in Pride and Prejudice movie in making requests indicating their language features. They are 1) hedging devices and 2) boosting devices.