Implicature in The Devil Wears Prada Film

Lungguk Sitorus, Fauziah Nur, Lilis Lilis


In the real life people cannot be separated from requirement to use
language for a communication. However not all utterances in
communication are clear, there are some utterances are implied.
Speakers usually imply the meaning of an utterance when it is
insinuating another. This condition can be found in “The Devil Wears
Prada” film. The design of this study used descriptive qualitative
method because in this study the data are taken from statements and
utterances in conversation in “The Devil Wears Prada” film. The data
of these researches were the sentences, speeches, dialogues used by the
characters in the film. After finding and understanding the implicatures
expressed in the film, the writer decided and identified the types of
implicatures that mostly expressed by the speaker in the film. The writer
found implicatures used in “The Devil Wears Prada” film, they are
generalized and particularized conversational implicature. In this film
most of speakers used particularized conversational implicature.
Speakers produce generalized conversational implicature when no special
knowledge in the context to calculate the additional conveyed meaning, it
means that the participants in communication should obey the
cooperative principle and the four maxim and speakers used
particularized conversational implicature when they flout maxims of
cooperative principle because when speakers flout these maxims
intentionally, they must observe the cooperative principle on deeper
level or the hearers have difficulty to understand their attention. By
doing this research, the writer finally understands what are implicatures
and its type. She also understands the reason of the speakers produce
implied meanings in their conversations. In the last, the writer
gives the suggestion to the next researchers who interested in doing
research in the same area they must make it be more complete analysis
and look for the other unique conversation in other situation to give a
new implicatures style.
Keywords: Implicature, Utterance, Particularized, Generalized, Context.

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