This research analyzes indirectness in selected utterances of characters in Dul Johnson’s Melancholia. It aims to identify how characters in the play deployed direct and indirect speech act in their conversations. It also examines the effects of the indirect speech act on the hearers; and the motives of the characters for deploying speech act in their conversations. Meanwhile, this study adopts Searle’s Speech Act Theory (SAT) 1969. The researcher finds out that characters deployed direct and indirect speech act in their conversations with one another. It also reveals that the speaker’s utterances have effect(s) on the hearers; and that the speakers have various motives for deploying speech act. The research finally concludes that language users use speech act in their daily conversation with one another for various motives to pass across their information.
Abba, E. (2022). A Speech Act Analysis of Indirectness in Dul Johnson's Melancholia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-speech-act-analysis-of-indirectness-in-dul-johnson-melancholia-completed-work
Abba, Ezekiel "A Speech Act Analysis of Indirectness in Dul Johnson's Melancholia" Afribary. Afribary, 09 May. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/a-speech-act-analysis-of-indirectness-in-dul-johnson-melancholia-completed-work. Accessed 19 May. 2022.
Abba, Ezekiel . "A Speech Act Analysis of Indirectness in Dul Johnson's Melancholia". Afribary, Afribary, 09 May. 2022. Web. 19 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/a-speech-act-analysis-of-indirectness-in-dul-johnson-melancholia-completed-work >.
Abba, Ezekiel . "A Speech Act Analysis of Indirectness in Dul Johnson's Melancholia" Afribary (2022). Accessed May 19, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/a-speech-act-analysis-of-indirectness-in-dul-johnson-melancholia-completed-work