Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA 2017)

Hedging in Refusal Speech Act

Authors
Ngusman Abdul MANAF, Ermanto ERMANTO
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Ngusman Abdul MANAF
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icla-17.2018.31How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Hedging, Refusal Speech Act, Politeness, Indonesian
Abstract

The refusal speech act is quite risky to lose the face of the addressee. As far as observation of the author, refusal speech act has been frequently studied, but hedging in refusal speech act has not been thoroughly studied. Thus, this article was written to explain hedging in the refusal speech act. The source of the data was the Indonesian language spoken by native Indonesians. Data were collected by observational techniques and interviews towards native Indonesians in Indonesia. Data were analyzed qualitatively based on the speech act theory and politeness. The results of this study were, first, there are three main forms of hedging in the refusal speech act in the Indonesian language; second, a hedge is used to shape the politeness in a speech act; third, in general, the speakers used more than one hedge in a speech act; fourth, the use of form and quantity of hegdes in a speech act affects the level of politeness of speech acts; fifth, the use of the form and the quantity of hedges were adjusted to the level of face threatening acts.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-444-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icla-17.2018.31How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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