The Speech Act of Cartoon Movie: Ben 10

  • Yohana Restu Wilis University of Dehasen Bengkulu
  • Eli Diana University of Dehasen Bengkulu
  • Merry Rullyanti University of Dehasen Bengkulu


This research aims to reveal: the types of speech acts used by the main character in “Ben 10’ the movie and the previous studies in speech act analysis for knowing the way of the directives of speech act appears. It employed descriptive qualitative research in the explaining of speech acts types used by the main character. There is still a lack of research about the analysis of speech act categories in cartoon movie or animation movie, it is substantial to be carried out. The finding of this research is the directives speech act is the most frequently in Ben-10 the movie with data 118 or 44,36% from a total of 266 or 100% of the whole data. Then, the similarity data found in the three journals about analysis of speech act with data that the directives speech act is the highest utterance in a cartoon movie


Keyword: Pragmatics, Speech Act, Ben 10


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Wilis, Y., Diana, E., & Rullyanti, M. (2020). The Speech Act of Cartoon Movie: Ben 10. Literary Criticism, 7(02), 78-82. Retrieved from
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