International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Expressive Speech Acts in Ellen Show “An Interview with Ed Sheeran”
Anna Riana Suryanti Tambunan, Vivi Novalia Sitinjak, Nurhayati Purba, Fauzia Lubis, Isda Pramuniati

This article performs the most dominant Expressive Speech Acts in Ellen Show entitled “An Interview with Ed Sheeran” by using Searle theory (1976). The data are the transcript of Ellen and Ed Sheeran interview taken from YouTube Channel “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” In analyzing the data, the researcher uses descriptive qualitative. The researchers describe the types of expressive acts in which the data are taken from listening and reading the transcript of the interview. Then the writers identifying and analyzing the expressive acts were used in the interview. The last step is to analyze the data by applying the concept of John R. Searle. From all the data analysis taken from the transcript interview, the writers found the types of expressive acts like surprise, happiness, sadness, congratulation, and thank. Regarding the expressive acts found, the most used expressive speech acts is the surprise. This finding implies that Ellen gained new information that she has never known before from Ed.

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