Investigating illocutionary acts in video podcasts and its pedagogical implication in EFL teaching




EFL Teaching, illocutionary acts, meaning , implication, video podcasts.


This study belongs to qualitative- content analysis focusing on the illocutionary speech acts in video podcasts of Najwa Shihab. Data were collected from her interview with one of the invited guests which were subsequently coded and categorized into illocutionary types: representative, directive, commissive, and expressive. To know the distribution of each type, the frequency and percentage were counted simultaneously. The results of the analysis revealed that directive acts were the most frequently used and followed by representative, commissive, and expressive acts. These findings are of benefit to have a comprehensive understanding of the speech acts productions employed by Najwa Shihab in her video podcasts. In addition, the findings provide constructive dynamic strategies in communication and pedagogical implication in language teaching.



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How to Cite

Darong, H. C., & Neldis, N. (2023). Investigating illocutionary acts in video podcasts and its pedagogical implication in EFL teaching. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research, 5, 48-60.