Borneo Educational Journal (Borju)
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): February

Politeness Strategies Used by the Member of Student Youth Community (SYC) Widya Gama Mahakam University

Febiyani Febiyani (Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda)
Rinda Fitriana (Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda)
arbain arbain (Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda)

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Publish Date
03 Jan 2019


Politeness strategy is a strategy that used by the people in order to safe and satisfy the hearers’ face. This strategy mainly used in everyday communication and interaction. This research used qualitative resarch and aimed to find what are politeness strategies used by the member of Student Youth Community (SYC). This research conducted in Widya Gama University with 15 members of SYC who involved as the research subject. The result of this research showed that there are four strategies used by the Members of SYC. They are bald on record, positive politeness strategy, negative politeness strategy, and off record strategy. From 277 utterances, 116 utterances  of them recognized as bald on record (42%), 110 utterances as positive politeness (40%), 18 utterances as negative politeness (6%),  and 33 utterances as off record (12%). Therefore, it can be concluded that bald on record as the dominated strategy that used by the members of SYC. It means that, during the discussion and interaction, the members of  SYC tend to use direct srategy.

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Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media Mathematics


Borneo Educational Journal (Borju) by The Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda University, which is published twice a year in February and August. The Journal ISSN Number for online version is 2655-9323. It contains articles of research or study of Theory of ...