The title of this paper is a conversational implicature analysis on Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince. In this paper, the writer discusses conversational implicature in one of Oscar Wilde’s short story entitled Happy Prince. The objectives of the study are to identify the implicature utterances uttered by the characters in Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince and to describe the implied meaning uttered by the characters in Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince.
THE USE OF CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR IN GOLA GONG’S NOVEL Bila Waktu Bicara Abstract This study is aimed to describe conceptual metaphor in Gola Gong’s novel “Bila Waktu Bicara” in the perspective of George Lakoff’s theories of metaphor. This research is a (qualitative) bibliographical research. The object of the study is the use of metaphor in Gola Gong’s novel “Bila Waktu Bicara”. There are 59 metaphorical expressions that had chosen as the object of the study. Having analyzed the data, the researcher can draw a conclusion that there seven most outstanding conceptual mapping on that novel: TIME IS AN INDIVIDUAL, THE WORLD IS THE HELL OR PARADISE, PEOPLE IS A STREAM OF WATER ,SEEING IS TOUCHING, EYE BALL IS A CONTAINER, BODY PART IS A LANDSCAPE, AMBULANCE IS AN INDIVIDUAL. Among the seven conceptual mapping the conceptual pattern of TIME IS AN INDIVIDUAL is the most frequent use and it shows that there has been an increase of creativity in the creation of socio-religious metaphor of Indonesian young novelist such as Gola Gong. Keywords: Source domain, target domain, conceptual metaphor and George Lakoff.
Abstract This study is aimed to elaborate the uniqueness of Barack Obama’s inaugural speech when he has been sworn in as the 44th US president at 20 January 2009. This research is a (qualitative) bibliographical study. The object of the study is the use of metaphor in Barrack Obama’s speech. There are 23 sentences chosen to represent all the metaphorical sentences of Obama’s speech being the object of the study. Having analyzed the data by the perspective of George Lakoff and Johnson’s conceptual metaphor, the researcher can draw a conclusion that Obama has effectively and creatively used metaphorical expressions in convincing his people about his future plans. His remarkable speech discussing how to solve the great scale of the economic mess that now confronts the US and the common feeling of the loss of national self-confidence. Keywords: Metaphor, Source Domain, Target Domain, and inauguration speech.