AN INVESTIGATION TOWARD WOMEN’S LANGUAGE FEATURES IN CASUAL CONVERSATION

Fitri Rizki Rawanita

Abstract


This study investigated Womens Language Features in Casual Conversation. There were two problems analyzed in this study which are (1) do women use typical language features in their interaction with other women and (2) which types of features are most often used by women in the casual conversation. . In this paper, the data obtained through observation by using audio recording towards participant social interaction.  Based on the result of study the writer found that six women use typical female features in their language. The five language features that the writer looking for was lexical hedges or filler (39), tag question (3), precise color terms (2), Avoidance of Strong Swear Words (3) and emphatic stress (2). On the other hand, the features are most often used by women in casual interaction was lexical hedges or fillers.


Keywords


Lexical hedges; fillers; tag question; precise color terms; swear words; emphatic stress

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