The Analysis of Speech Style Used in Kick Andy Talkshow

Surya Astika


In this world language is not express in the same ways in society. The language which is used by people varies from one place to another or from one social group to another. Speech style means the different ways of communication or how the speaker uses the resource of language variation to make meaning with others. This study was aimed to analyze the types of speech style used by the host and the guest in Kick Andy talkshow. The writer used descriptive qualitative to discuss, analyze, and find the speech style in the talkshow. The instruments used in this study were observation and documentation since the writer tried to analyze the transcription of the host and the guest’s utterances. The writer used the theory suggested by Joos. After collecting the data from the talkshow, the writer found 4 types of speech style used with total sum of 245 items. There were 13 items or 5.3% of formal style, 69 items or 28.2% of consultative style, 160 items or 65.3% of casual style, 3 items or 1.22% of intimate style. The dominant speech style used by the host and the guest is casual style. However, frozen style does not appear because the situation of the talkshow is not suitable for this style. In this study, the writer hopes that the result of the research will be useful for further researchers who are interested to conduct the study in the same topic. The writer also hope that the study can give more information and contribution for socioliguitic field of study especially types of speech style.


Language variation; Speech style; and Talkshow

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