Intan Siti Nugraha, Elvi Citraresmana


The appointment of Nadiem Makarim as the new Minister of Education and Culture for Jokowi’s cabinet 2019-2024 term has been surprising. Although the background of the chosen Minister is not from educational sector as his predecessors, this digital venture entrepreneur’s presence in ministerial position brings hope on innovation and solutions that have never been explored before in Indonesia’s Educational system. Nadiem’s first speech in his inauguration as Minister of Education and Culture about his 100-day’s plans in attempts to improve Indonesia’s Education has drawn public attention. Hence, this study is aimed to investigate speech acts produced in Nadiem Makarim’s first speech as minister, especially their types and the implied meaning. Descriptive qualitative research design was employed in this study to get description of linguistics phenomenon. The data was the transcript of Nadiem Makarim’s speech. The data were analyzed based on theory of speech acts proposed by Searle (1976). The result shows to some extends which firstly commissive speech acts are dominantly occupied in the speech. Secondly, commissive speech acts are mostly realized as promise on his plan as the new Minister  and assurance about his capability of being Minister with the promises he made even he does not come from Education field.


Commissive speech act; Speech acts; Illocutionary Speech acts; Inauguration speech

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