Bringing out Positive Politeness to Sharpen Students’ English Communication Skill in Islamic Boarding School

Romadlon, Farid Noor (2014) Bringing out Positive Politeness to Sharpen Students’ English Communication Skill in Islamic Boarding School. Asia Telf, 12. ISSN 978-983-9411-03-4

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Abstrak

Interactions in communication have several purposes, especially English. Those purposes brought for the speakers and hearers so that it can be understood and believed in social life. In communication, people do the exchange of information each other. This information can be idea, feeling of something, or even mood. Whenever a speaker utters something, he or she has an intention to change the statement which results speech act. Speech act is potentially a face threatening act. Thus, it needs politeness strategies to make the communication runs well without any gap or misunderstanding. Students need a harmonious relationship with other people, especially at school like teachers, students, headmaster, staffs, gardener, and security. Regarding the learning process, they should have a good and harmonious communication and relationship with their teachers without leaving manner in it so the objective of the learning process will be reached because the gap in communication can be eliminated. Seeing this phenomenon, politeness strategies are obviously needed in communication whether it is addressed to higher status, peers, or lower status. Based on the explanation, it can be formulated into problem statements as follows; (1) What are types of positive politeness strategies used by the students of Islamic boarding school in English communication?, and (2) How are the strategies used by the students of Islamic boarding school in English communication? This study is to find out the type of positive politeness strategies used by the students of Islamic boarding school in English communication and to describe the use of positive politeness strategies used by the students of Islamic boarding school in English communication. It is a descriptive qualitative research which uses Discourse Completion Test (DCT) as the instrument to collect the data. By identifying the types of positive politeness strategies used by the students of Islamic boarding school in English communication and the use of the strategies, it is found that ‘be optimistic’ strategy frequently used by the students followed by ‘Promising’, ‘Giving reason’, ‘Exaggerate’, ‘Joke’, and ‘Use in-group Identity Maker’. Students use these identified strategies because they want to ensure the hearer by stating their expectation, not what they want to do. The strategies are succeeded because hearer feels that the speaker is able to predict what he is going to say or do. Besides, have known each other well is also other aspect in using the strategies.

Tipe dokumen: Artikel
Uncontrolled Keywords: Positive Politeness, Communication Skill, and Islamic Boarding School.
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pendidikan (Umum)
Pendidikan > Teori dan praktek pendidikan
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan & Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Firman Al Mubaroq
Tanggal Deposit: 14 Feb 2019 02:39
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 02:39
URI: http://eprints.umk.ac.id/id/eprint/10098

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