Parayil, Sheila Nanda and Maryanthy , Tenty (2017) STRATEGI KESANTUNAN TIDAK LANGSUNG PADA KRITIK PENUTUR REMAJA. In: "International Seminar “Language Maintenance and Shift” VII ISSN: 2540-8755, July 19 - 20, 2017, Hotel NEO Semarang.


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People use criticism for expressing their contrastive ideas or opinion toward an issue. Criticism is often considered as an unpleasant language use that threatens other’s face. In order to alleviate the threat, a speaker should operate some politeness strategy along with the criticism Brown & Levinson (1987) proposes some classification of politeness strategy and one of them is off record. Therefore, this study aims at finding the types of off record politeness strategies that teenagers use in criticizing a sensitive issue and the function of those strategies. Based on the data analysis, off record politeness strategy in teenagers’ criticism consist of ‘give association clues’ , ‘presuppose’, ‘understate’, ‘overstate’, ’be ironic, ’rhetorical question’, ‘be ambiguous’, ‘be vague’, ‘over-generalize’ and ‘displace h’. The highest occurrence of the strategies in the data are be ironic and understate. Furthermore, the strategies functions as expression of agreement, disagreement, astonishment, and detachment in which a speaker does not clearly express his/her positive or negative response. It shows that teenagers in expressing their criticism tend to use the off record politeness strategy of irony and understatement.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:57617
Deposited By:Mr Wahyu Setia Budi
Deposited On:23 Oct 2017 10:09
Last Modified:12 Feb 2018 10:53

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