A Pragmatic Analysis of Commands in Robert Wise’s the Sound of Music

Sukasih Ratna Widayanti


The objective of this study is to identify the types of commands occurring in Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. This is descriptive qualitative study. The data were in the forms words, phrases, clauses, and sentences proposed by the characters in the film which indicate commands. The source of the data was the transcript of the film. In collecting the data, the transcript was re-read and re-transcribed comprehensively and interpretatively. After gaining the data, the researcher classified them based on their types. The result of the study can be concluded that there are five types of commands which occur in The Sound of Music. They are base form of verb, you + imperatives, verb ellipsis, imperative + modifier, and Let + first person pronoun. The most frequent use of commands is base form of verb.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20961/pras.v0i0.502

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.20961/pras.v0i0.502.g464


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