The Performance of Language Politeness in Directive and Expressive Speech Acts from West Sumatra’s Female DPRD Members on Social Media
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- language politeness, female politician, directive and expressive speech acts, the principle of politeness
This article was written to explain the politeness of language expressed by women political figures, especially members of the West Sumatra legislative (DPRD) on social media. In this paper, the discussion is limited to (1) the functions of directive and expressive speech acts, (2) the principle of politeness found in the two types of speech acts. The data of this research are in the form of utterances published by the DPRD members on their social media accounts. The data were obtained by documenting the speech of women politicians in their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and collecting it in a database. Furthermore, the data that was already in the form of documents (speeches) were analyzed qualitatively with a content analysis design based on pragmatic theory, specifically the theory of speech acts and politeness. Furthermore, the data that was already in the form of documents (speeches) were analyzed qualitatively with a content analysis design based on pragmatic theory, specifically the theory of speech acts and politeness. The results are as follows. First, in directive speech acts there are three functions including inviting/ suggesting, begging, and reminding, whereas in expressive speech acts there are four functions, particularly praising, expressing gratitude, compliments, and condolences. Second, the principles of politeness found are in the form of tact, agreement, wisdom, sympathy, generosity and modesty maxim. Each function contained in each type of speech act has a marker which is also a marker for politeness.
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TY - CONF AU - Novia Juita AU - Ermanto PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/26 TI - The Performance of Language Politeness in Directive and Expressive Speech Acts from West Sumatra’s Female DPRD Members on Social Media BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 191 EP - 198 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210325.035 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210325.035 ID - Juita2021 ER -