Aulia Wahyu Santosa, Endang Fauziati, Slamet Supriyadi


This research studies discusses about types of speech act employed in the classroom by the teacher. The objectives of the research are to discover what speech act classification frequently spoken by an EFL teacher while teaching and the motive of why particular classification was chosen. This research belongs to case study research as the technique of the research. By applying this method, the researcher uses recording of the classroom activity as the source of data. The data itself is the utterances said by the teacher during the class. The writer applied Searle’s (1979) classification of speech act as the underlying theory. The results of the research show that the frequency of each classification found as the following: 57% for assertive, 25 for expressive, 40% for directive, and 1% for commissive. Assertive speech acts are frequently used by the teacher because the teacher gives the students test practice and discusses it later on. The study concludes that the certain speech act classification chosen by the teacher affect the teaching approach and vice versa

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35194/cp.v0i0.1343


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