Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 23-26
An Analysis of Deixis to Song Lyrics “My Heart Will Go on” by Celine Dion
Nguyen Van Thao, Faculty of Philology, Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
Herman, Department of English Education, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan, Indonesia
Received: Mar. 26, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2020;       Published: Apr. 29, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.cls.20200602.12      View  373      Downloads  223
Deixis refers to words and phrases, such as “me” or “here” that cannot fully understood without additional contextual information or deixis that point to the time, place, or situation in which a speaker is speaking. Deixis is used in most conversation or writing of literary works such as writing of song lyrics. In this time, the researchers are interested to analyze how many deixis such as personal deixis, place deixis and time deixis is used in lyrics song by Celine Dion. Lyrics of song same with poetry because song is a poem sung. In this research, the researchers used Celine Dion‘s lyrics song that rewritten and analyzed every single word. Problem raised in this research was What kinds of deixis found in the lyrics song “My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion? To answer the questions, some theories used in this research namely Bouk (2016), Brown and Yule (1983), Peccei (1999) and Yule (1996). Qualitative research was conducted in this research with the source data taken from the lyrics of the song. The lyrics were analyzed using the theories and to be classified into the types of deixis based on the theories provided. After analyzing the data, the researchers found that there were three parts of deixis depicted in the lyrics song, namely: Personal deixis, Spatial deixis and Temporal deixis.
Deixis, Lyrics, Song, Pragmatics
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Nguyen Van Thao, Herman, An Analysis of Deixis to Song Lyrics “My Heart Will Go on” by Celine Dion, Communication and Linguistics Studies. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, pp. 23-26. doi: 10.11648/j.cls.20200602.12
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