Natalia Diah Dwi Utari
Discourse analysis is defined as an investigation of language use in speech and writing (Mayr, 2008:2). Speech as one of the forms of spoken discourse is regarded as the object in this research. The speech entitled “Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Speech on Phone-Tapping” on Thursday, November 21st 2013 and “Prime Minister Tony Abbott Responds to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono” have surprised the Indonesian government after the occurrence of phone-tapping. To analyze the data, this research employs qualitative method in answering the aims of this study, such as to elucidate the interaction between Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Tony Abbott, and to investigate the intended meaning of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Tony Abbott’s speech.. Furthermore, by analyzing the use of mood, modality, personal pronoun, and tense shift, the finding of this research shows that both Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Tony Abbott use the same pattern in mood and personal pronoun, but they have different modality and tense shift. In this case, it proves that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is indecisive and he is less powerful than Tony Abbott. It is reflected when he is in doubt to point Australia as the one did this cyber crime of tapping. Meanwhile, Tony Abbott is more powerful than Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. It is showed when he disclaims apologizing for the Indonesian government.
Keywords: Discourse, Interpersonal Meaning, Speech, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Tony Abbott.