Politeness strategy in request expression delivered by characters in movie entitled The Blind SIde

SUCIPTO, WIYOKO GANDI (2017) Politeness strategy in request expression delivered by characters in movie entitled The Blind SIde. Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The research is conducted to describe the politeness strategies which are used by the characters in movie entitled The Blind Side. It focuses on their ways in delivering a request expression. Its objectives are to know the kinds of politeness strategies used and to identify the reasons and the factors which influence the characters in delivering the request expressions using certain politeness strategies in The Blind Side movie. Pragmatics approach is used in this research which concerns on the request expression as the data. Descriptive qualitative research technique is employed in the current research. In this research, all the data of the conversation containing the request expression delivered by characters in this movie are taken through purposive sampling technique. There are thirty seven conversations chosen as the data and classified into four strategies of Brown Levinson’s politeness strategy theory (1987). There are two findings in this research. First, the characters in the movie employ four kinds of politeness strategies to deliver the request expressions. They are Bald on Record, Positive Politeness, Negative Politeness, and Off Record. There are four data employed by White people and seven data employed by Black people to deliver the request expressions using Bald on Record strategy because of the S and D factors. Eight data which employ Positive Politeness strategy are delivered by White people and three data which use Positive Politeness strategy are uttered by black people due to the D and R factors. White people utter one request expression using Negative Politeness strategy and black people deliver four request expressions using Negative Politeness strategy and it is caused by the D and P factors. Then, there are seven data uttered by white people and three data uttered by black people using Off-Record strategy due to the D and R factors. Finally, the last finding shows that four reasons which influence the people in delivering the request expressions are relationship between the speaker and the hearer, the social position between the speaker and the hearer, the burden of the speaker’s request to the hearer and the situation when the characters utter the request expression. Furthermore, there are four factors influence the characters in using certain politeness strategies. Those are the social distance, the relative power, the rank of imposition and the situation. Keywords: request expression, speech act, politeness strategy

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa
    Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
    Depositing User: Rea Aisha Champa
    Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2017 09:12
    Last Modified: 31 Dec 2017 09:12
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/38670

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