Analisis Penggunaan Ekspresi Booster Sebagai Piranti Retorik Pada Presentasi Di Ted.Com

Dhesta Maydiana Sari, MR. Nababan, Riyadi Santosa


Abstract: Compared to hedges expression, there are only few researches examining booster expression in more depth. This research tries to take the gap, it focuses on the functions as well as the sub-functions of booster expression applied in several presentation transcripts found in Moreover, this research is a qualitative descriptive study. All the data taken from six presentation transcript related to global warming which are provided at The data will then be analysed based on functions and sub-functions classification of booster expresion introduced by Jalilifar&Alavi-Nia (2012). The result of the research shows that two functions and eight sub-functions of booster expression are applied on the data. Furthermore, this research also reveals the rhetoric functions of booster expression used in presentation, such as; strengthening the presenter’s statements, convincing the audience, as well as to lead the audience’s opinions.

Abstrak: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk melihat fungsi dan subfungsi penggunaan ekspresi boosters dalam transkrip presentasi sebagai sebuah strategi komunikatif untuk mencapai tujuan retorik dari presenter pada audien. Data penelitian ini diambil dari enam transkrip presentasi di berkaitan dengan pemanasan global. Kemudian data dianalisis berdasarkan fungsi dan subfungsi dari Jalilifar & Alavi-Nia (2012). Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada dua jenis fungsi ekpresi boosters serta delapan jenis subfungsinya. Lebih dalam lagi, penelitian ini mengungkapkan pengunaan ekspresi booster dalam presentasi bertujuan antara lain untuk memperkuat pernyataan presenter, meyakinkan audien terhadap suatu pernyataan, serta menggiring opini audien.


booster expressions; presentation; rhetoric

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