VERBAL ABUSE IN ADOLESCENT (SPEECH ACT STUDY ON DATING CHAT)

Rosita Ambarwati, Dwi Rositasari

Abstract


Verbal abuse often appears in dating. This violence does not cause physical scars but often lead to
unhealthy psychological conditions. The research tries to explore the verbal abuse happened to the
young women in doing chatting with her boyfriend. This research is descriptive qualitative which
was designed based on a pragmatic approach. The results showed that verbal abuse on girls
indicated in the form of a directive speech act (71,91%), expressive speech act (17,97%),
representative speech act (5,61), declarative speech act (4,94) and commissive speech act (2,24).
The form of verbal violence are : ( 1 ) invective , ( 2 ) mockery , ( 3 ) call discriminative , ( 4 )
ruled , ( 5 ) underestimated.


Keywords


Speech Act, Verbal Abuse, Women

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