A Conversation Analysis on The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run: A Case on Pragmatics Study
Keywords:Conversation analysis, movie, pragmatics
This research aimed to describe the conversation structure occurred on SpongeBob On The Run Movie by Tim Hill. There are two problems of the research: (1) What are the conversation structures occurred in The SpongeBob on the Run Movie? (2) What is the dominant structure of conversation on several conversations of The SpongeBob on the Run Movie? The objectives of this research are to answer the problems as what have been mentioned in the previous point. They are (1) To describe the conversation structure occurred in The SpongeBob on the Run Movie, (2 To find out the most dominant structure of conversation analysis in several conversations in The SpongeBob on the Run Movie. This research was conducted by using the approach of conversation analysis (Sacks, Schegloff, & Jefferson, 1978), with the transcribed conversation from movie of SpongeBob On the Run as the data. The data was analyzed using table of analysis, which consists of the transcribed data. There were conversations analyzed; and the findings shows that on movie occurred were: adjacency pairs (22%), turn-taking (61%), and repair (17%). The results of this research shows the possible variation of conversation structures occurred in conversation by the characters. Those results could be an example for English conversation learning in Indonesia, because those results came from native English speaker conversations.