Speech Errors Performed by Former American Presidents in “60 Minutes” Interview: A Comparative Analysis

Rahmadsyah Rangkuti, Dwi Nepia Br Bangun, Muhammad Yusuf, Mahmud Arief Albar


This study has the purpose of depicting the kinds of speech errors, the comparison of speech errors’ frequency, and the causes of speech errors made by former American Presidents Barack Obama (BO) and Donald Trump (DT) as the interviewee in an interview program entitled "60 Minutes". This study used a qualitative approach. The data source was BO and DT’s video in “60 Minutes” Interview. The data in this study were in the form of words, phrases, and clauses transcribed from the speech made by BO and DT. Based on the analysis, it was found that BO made 111 speech errors and six (6) types of speech errors, while DT made 90 speech errors and nine (9) types of speech errors. The causes of speech errors made by former American Presidents in “60 Minutes” 2020 interview are caused by social factors, both situational anxiety, and social circumstances.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v11i1.5761


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