Politeness Strategies in Asking Request among Javanese Youth in Tulungagung

Sukarsono, Sukarsono and Jazeri, Mohamad and Kojin, Kojin (2019) Politeness Strategies in Asking Request among Javanese Youth in Tulungagung. In: SEWORD FRESSH 2019, 27 April 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The willingness to respect and appreciate to other is the basic of mutual interaction. This study aims at describing the politeness behaviour of youth in Tulungagung, one of the regencies of East Java in Indonesia. This study is qualitatively approached, in particular utilzing pragmatics framework. The data in the forms of utterances containing directive acts made by Tulungagung youths. They were collected through observation technique. The obtained data were analyzed based on pragmatics framework, particularly the theori of politeness modeled by Brown-Levinson. Based on data analysis, the study reveals the findings as follow; (1) the request demonstrated by Tulungagung youths generally conveyed by imperative and interogative sentences, implying the levels of indirectness; (2) they employ some mitigating devices in the forms of particle, word, phrase, or clause to sahow their polite behaviour; (3) the politeness strategies employed are (a) bald on record; (b) request by bald on record; (c) positive politeness, covering in-group identity markes; and (d) negative politeness, including conventionally indirect, hedging, being pesimistic, deference, and apologizing. Form the perspective of Brown and Levinson’s politeness theory, it is inferred that the requestive behaviour of the youth of Tulungagung still shows relatively polite manners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: politeness request indirectness directive
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2021 10:23
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 10:23
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/8810

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