COMMUNICATIVE ACTS PERFORMANCE OF AN INDONESIAN CHILD

  • M.G. Retno Palupi English Department, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, Surabaya
Keywords: communicative acts, child

Abstract

This study attempts to describe the communicative acts of an Indonesian child by using the coding system of speech acts proposed by Ninio and Snow. The data are the subject's spoken utterances which were recorded. The findings show that the subject performed (in frequency of occurrence order) Questions and Responses (33.96%), Directives and Responses (25.15%), Statements and Responses (19.49%), Markings and Responses (7.54%0), Evaluations (5.66%), Commitments and Responses (5.66%), Declarations and Responses (1.25%), and Speech Elicitations and Responses (1.25%). The Performances and Demands for Clarifications were not performed by the subject at all.

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Published
2007-02-06
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