AN ANALYSIS OF ILLOCUTIONARY ACTS USED BY “ALICE” IN THE MOVIE “RESIDENT EVIL : RETRIBUTION” AND ITS CONTRIBUTION IN LEARNING ENGLISH SPEAKING
The aims of this study were: 1) to classify and describe the kinds of illocutionary acts used by Alice’s character in the movie entitled Resident Evil: Retribution. 2) to find and describe the most dominant types of illocutionary acts used by Alice’s character in the movie entitled Resident Evil: Retribution. The writer used descriptive qualitative method in this research. The data were taken through the utterances of Alice's character in the movie Resident Evil: Retribution. The writer used Searle's theory to analyze the data. The technique of collecting data were watching the movie, finding the movie script, identifying the script based on Alice’s utterance, classifying the types illocutionary acts into various categories, and, interpreting the data. From the result, the writer found 4 kinds of illocutionary acts used by Alice's character. It consisted of representative 58.8% (97 utterances), directive 30.9% (51 utterances), commissive 7.3% (12 utterances), and expressive 3.0% (5 utterances). The writer found that the most dominant types of illocutionary acts appeared in Alice’s character in the movie Resident Evil: Retribution was representative. From this study, the writer suggested that students could improve their speaking skills by learning and using illocutionary acts in daily life conversations through utilizing illocutionary acts as teaching materials in English classes by using various sources to generated student’s interest.