Perlocutionary Act in "Look Away" Movie Script


  • Andra Sari
  • Fina Amalia Masri
  • Neil Amstrong



Movie Script, Speech Act, Perlocutionary Act, Types of Perlocutionary Act.


This research discussed how the perlocutionary act is used in the “Look Away” movie script. The objective of this research is to describe the functions of the perlocutionary act of the utterances of the characters in the “Look Away” movie script. This research uses a descriptive qualitative method and the data source of this research is taken from the “Look Away” movie script. In this research, there is data belonging to type two where the content of type two is that what the speaker said is not understood by the listener, usually causing a misunderstanding discourse. But there is also some data belonging to types one; what the speaker said is understood by the speaker, types three; what the speaker’s intention was fully or partially understood by the listener, however, the listener did not work in that way, and types four; what is the speaker’s intention was not been understood by the listeners, however, due to the involvement of other attendants in the communication, the speaker’s expected perlocutionary act came true. This research also has similarities between the four types of perlocutionary acts by Qiang (2013) and perlocutionary act and communication and non-linguistic signs in the perlocutionary act in the book on Perlocutionary Act by Qiang (2013).


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How to Cite

Sari, Andra, Fina Amalia Masri, and Neil Amstrong. 2022. “Perlocutionary Act in "Look Away&Quot; Movie Script”. ELITE: Journal of English Language and Literature 7 (1):21-30.



Vol. 7 No. 1 June 2022

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