An Analysis of Expressive Utterances Produced by The Characters in The Movie Entitled Spongebob Squarepants

Suko Raharjo


This article reports the result of research on expressive utterances produced by the characters in the movie entitled SpongeBob SquarePants. The objectives of the research are (1) to find out the characteristics of expressive utterances produced by the characters; and (2) to find out the variability of expressive utterances. This research uses descriptive qualitative method. The source of data is the transcript of SpongeBob SquarePants movie. The research findings show that (1) there are four sentence types of expressive utterances that are employed in SpongeBob SquarePants movie transcript, that is, ellipsis (19 utterances), declaratives (13 utterances), interogative (1 utterances), and imperatives (4 utterances); (2) there are six notions of expressive utterances found in the SpongeBob SquarePants movie transcript, that is, surprise (2 utterance), happiness (14 utterances), anger (6 utterances), apologize (5 utterances), congratulate (1 utterance), and thanks (7 utterances).


analysis; expressive; qualitative; transcript.

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