Politeness Strategy in Suggestions Employed by Male and Female Characters in the Novel Entitled "Can You Keep A Secret?"

ELMIDYA P, RESSANI (2016) Politeness Strategy in Suggestions Employed by Male and Female Characters in the Novel Entitled "Can You Keep A Secret?". Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT Ressani Elmidya Paramita. C1313015. Politeness Strategies in Suggestions Employed by Male and Female Characters in the Novel Entitled “Can You Keep A Secret?” (Pragmatics Approach). Thesis: English Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Sebelas Maret University. This research was conducted to describe the type of suggestions used by male and female characters in the novel Can You Keep A Secret? It was also executed to analyze the politeness strategies employed by the characters in making suggestions. This study was also carried out to find out the factors influencing the differences of suggestions issued by male and female characters. This research uses Pragmatics approach, focusing on suggestions as the object of the analysis. This research applies descriptive qualitative research which takes purposive sampling technique. The data are taken from the dialogues containing suggestions uttered by both male and female characters. There are 32 data which are analyzed. This study gains three findings. The first finding shows that there are three types of suggestions presenting in the data, they are direct suggestion, conventionalized form of suggestion and the last is indirect suggestion. All the direct suggestions are issued by male characters, while conventionalized form of suggestions are mostly employed by female characters. Surprisingly, indirect suggestions are mostly spoken by male characters in the novel. Second, in terms of politeness strategy, the research shows that all of the direct suggestions always employ bald on record. On contrast, the indirect suggestions can never use bald on record strategy. While the other type, suggestions in conventionalized form are mostly loaded with bald on record, but can be occasionally loaded with another politeness strategy, such as positive politeness. Finally, the last finding shows that although gender is not a significant factor, but gender may influence the choice of suggestions. Other factors which influence the choice of suggestions are power, social distance and the size of imposition. Keywords: suggestions, speech acts, politeness, gender, novel.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa
    Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
    Depositing User: Rina Dwi Setianingrum
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 13:09
    Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 13:09
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/30029

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