Gender differences in producing politeness strategies in divergent movie

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Abas, Untung Slamet Sawal Irianto (2022) Gender differences in producing politeness strategies in divergent movie. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study investigated the politeness strategies used by the main female and male characters in Divergent and investigated the gender difference in using politeness strategies. This study has two questions to answer (1) What are the politeness strategies used by the main character in this movie? (2) How are gender differences reflected in the choice of politeness strategies used by the main character?This study investigated the various politeness strategies and then found the difference in polite language usage. According to Brown and Levinson (1988) politeness is distinguished into four types of strategy: positive politeness, negative politeness, off record, and bald on record. This study used a qualitative approach to clearly and systematically describe the phenomena under investigation. Descriptive study in textual analysis was used to analyze main characters' utterances in the script of the Divergent movie. The script was gathered by downloading the transcription of Divergent movie. The transcription was then analyzed by identifying the different types of politeness strategies in the appropriate text using appropriate codes. The investigation was continued by finding the gender differences in the use of politeness strategies.This study reveals that the politeness strategy most frequently used by the main character in Divergent movie is the positive politeness. This study also reveals that gender differences influences some of the politeness strategy use in Divergent movie. The female main character is dominant in using off record strategy because she tends to be more respectful and keeps her words to avoid doing the FTA by using indirect utterances. Conversely, the main male character is dominant in positive politeness and bald on record strategy because he tends to use this strategy to satisfy hearer’s positive face and want to deliver his messages clearly.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Abas, Untung Slamet Sawal Iriantountungslamet13@gmail.comA73217094
Thesis advisorSuhandoko,
Subjects: Linguistik
Keywords: Politeness; politeness strategy; gender; face threatening act
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: mahasiswa Slamet Sawal Irianto Abas
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 01:22
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 01:22

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