SPEECH FUNCTION IN THE WITHDRAWAL SPEECH OF PRABOWO-HATTA ON THE INDONESIA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2014-2019

Hasbi Ramadhan and Meisuri

Abstract


The study deals with the types of speech function used in the withdrawal speech
of Prabowo-Hatta on the Indonesia presidential election 2014-2019. The
objectives of this research were to find out the types of speech function and to
describe the implication of the most dominant type of speech function. This
research was conducted by using descriptive qualitative design. The data were 55
clauses taken from the withdrawal speech of Prabowo-Hatta on the Indonesia
presidential election 2014-2019 which were collected by applying documentary
technique. The three types of speech function occurred in this speech, namely
statement (87,3%) , offer (1,8%), and command (10,9%). The most dominant type
of speech function was statement. The implication of using statement dominantly
was Prabowo-Hatta can declare all of aspects that they consider as their evidences
that to prove their argumentation to withdraw from Indonesia presidential election
2014-2019. The dominant statement also made more powerful speech to influence
the public opinion that will realize Prabowo-Hatta has already known about the
incident occurred in Indonesia Presidential Election 2014-2019. It can be
illustrated through the use of statement by Prabowo-Hatta that is in a practice
considered as a representative of a power to state a strong degree of certainty.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24114/jalu.v4i3.6677

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