This study describes the mastery of speech acts
in Indonesian speech in children with speech delays. The
focus of this research is the mastery of directive speech acts
in Indonesian speech in children with speech delays.
Children with speech delays are children whose level of
quality of speech development is imperfect in pronouncing
words and then has a limited vocabulary and has difficulty
naming objects. The purpose of this study is to describe the
mastery of directive speech acts. In this study, a qualitative
descriptive research method was used. The data source of
this study was one child with a speech delay aged 9;0. The
data of this research are words, phrases, and sentences that
contain directive speech acts. The data collection used in
this research includes observation, fishing, recording, and
field notes. The stages of data collection are making
observations, recording speeches, transcribing speeches,
and validating data. In analyzing the data, the pragmatic
equivalent method was used. Data analysis procedures
include reducing data, interpreting data, and concluding.
Based on data analysis, it can be concluded that children
with speech delays can use directive speech acts. The
directive speech acts controlled by V are asking, ordering,
forbidding, inviting, and asking.
Speech; Directive Speech Act; Speech Delay Child.