Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Education Conference (AECON 2017)

Politeness Strategies in EFL Classroom: An Effect on building A Positive Values towards Students

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Aulia Nisa Khusnia
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aecon-17.2017.8How to use a DOI?
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politeness strategies, EFL, and positive values
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Politeness is basically the study of knowing the way people use certain languages while they are having communication. In a language pedagogy, it does not rely on the Brown and Levinson theory of politeness to form the basis of teaching "politeness phenomena;" rather, there should be an attempt to raise cultural awareness. Moreover, it proposes the learning of politeness in a foreign language is a process of "reframing", re-analyzing existing frames regarding the linguistic behavior that generally occurs in a certain context. This paper, therefore, aims at investigating politeness strategies used by the students and teacher in EFL, and the effect on good values applied in EFL. The study adopted qualitative and quantitative method. Furthermore, 30 students were involved in the research. However, two instruments were used such as recording and observation. The result reveals that 40 % utterances applied positive politeness strategies, 30 % negative politeness strategies, and 30 % bald on- record strategies. Meanwhile, the activities showing positive utterances are positive academic instruction, motivation, classroom management, and evaluation. Those bring about: 1) the positive values such as positive utterances in giving opinion; 2) avoiding direct expression of disagreement; 3) changing instruction into awareness.Politeness is basically the study of knowing the way people use certain languages while they are having communication. In a language pedagogy, it does not rely on the Brown and Levinson theory of politeness to form the basis of teaching "politeness phenomena;" rather, there should be an attempt to raise cultural awareness. Moreover, it proposes the learning of politeness in a foreign language is a process of "reframing", re-analyzing existing frames regarding the linguistic behavior that generally occurs in a certain context. This paper, therefore, aims at investigating politeness strategies used by the students and teacher in EFL, and the effect on good values applied in EFL. The study adopted qualitative and quantitative method. Furthermore, 30 students were involved in the research. However, two instruments were used such as recording and observation. The result reveals that 40 % utterances applied positive politeness strategies, 30 % negative politeness strategies, and 30 % bald on- record strategies. Meanwhile, the activities showing positive utterances are positive academic instruction, motivation, classroom management, and evaluation. Those bring about: 1) the positive values such as positive utterances in giving opinion; 2) avoiding direct expression of disagreement; 3) changing instruction into awareness.Politeness is basically the study of knowing the way people use certain languages while they are having communication. In a language pedagogy, it does not rely on the Brown and Levinson theory of politeness to form the basis of teaching "politeness phenomena;" rather, there should be an attempt to raise cultural awareness. M
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Education Conference (AECON 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
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978-94-6252-397-5
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aecon-17.2017.8How to use a DOI?
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