Presupposition contributions in stand-up comedy (discourse analysis of Raditya Dika’s stand-up comedy on YouTube)

  • Faisal Fahdian Puksi Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung, Indonesia

Abstract

This study aims to find out how a comic establishes strategy through presupposition in contributing to building a humour effect in stand-up comedy. A qualitative descriptive method was employed in this research to get full and depth conception. 15 stand-up comedy videos hosted by Raditya Dika on YouTube are used in this research. All data obtained then transcribed which then selected 60 statements that considered representing the entire transcript data. From 60 statements, it can be found 651 presuppositions that contribute to building the effects of humour. Presupposition contribution in constructing the effects of humour lies at the level of cognitive process, semantic mechanism, and contextual speech. At the cognitive process level, the researcher finds that presupposition will contribute in creating humour if in a statement there is a presupposition with different and conflicting perspectives. At the semantic mechanism level, the presuppositions of the latter sentence can produce humour by relying on the reference to the previous sentence. For the contextual speech, presupposition will contribute to the creation of humour if it violates the conversational maxim.

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Published
Dec 1, 2018
How to Cite
PUKSI, Faisal Fahdian. Presupposition contributions in stand-up comedy (discourse analysis of Raditya Dika’s stand-up comedy on YouTube). Journal of Applied Studies in Language, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 135-143, dec. 2018. ISSN 2615-4706. Available at: <http://ojs.pnb.ac.id/index.php/JASL/article/view/1056>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.31940/jasl.v3i1.1056.
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