The illocutionary acts of the characters in wonder A novel by R.J. Palacio


  • Ni Wayan Prami Wahyudiantari Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Budiarsa Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ida Bagus Putra Yadnya Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Sri Satyawati Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia


assertive illocutionary acts, complaining, refusing, suggesting, novel


This research discusses the use of illocutionary acts uttered by the characters in Wonder a novel by R.J. Palacio. It explores how the acts of illocutionary are conveyed by the characters in the whole novel. The purpose of this study is to find the type of illocutionary acts uttered by the main characters, the intended meaning of utterances, and the character’s purposes in using such assertive. This research applies the pragmatics theory about speech acts to analyze the use of illocutionary acts in conversations. This study is qualitative research and it uses document as the source of the data that is Wonder a novel by R.J. Palacio. The result of this study shows that there are four types of illocutionary uttered by the characters. The types of illocutionary acts are assertive, commissive, directive, and expressive. Those utterances have the intended meanings that are influenced by the context of the situation in every phenomenon.


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Wahyudiantari, N. W. P., Budiarsa, M., Yadnya, I. B. P., & Satyawati, M. S. (2020). The illocutionary acts of the characters in wonder A novel by R.J. Palacio. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 6(3), 36-40.



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