Politeness Strategies in “The Patriot” Movie: Facilitating Pragmatics Knowledge for Language Learners

Muhammad Iqbal, Ramdhani (2014) Politeness Strategies in “The Patriot” Movie: Facilitating Pragmatics Knowledge for Language Learners. In: the 12th Asia TEFL and 23rd MELTA International Conference, 28-30 August 2014, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak - Malaysia.

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Communication is not just a matter of knowing how to use a certain language. It is about how to deliver the message through that language appropriately in appropriate context and situation. When the language is used in daily communication in which the context and situation exist, pragmatic competence is needed. Therefore, language learners, especially those who learn English as a second or foreign language need to have extra pragmatics knowledge to avoid pragmatics failure since English is not a core language (L1) in their daily communication. This study in fact, takes an opportunity to facilitate the learners to enrich their knowledge through an analysis of politeness strategies of The Patriot movie. The analysis refers to the five theories of politeness strategies; Bald on Record Strategy (BonRS), Positive Politeness Strategy (PPS), Negative Politeness Strategy (NPS), Bald off Record Strategy (BoffRS), and Say nothing. It is found that out of 85 utterances, Bald on Record Strategy is mostly used by the characters (60%). With the use of literature as the subject of analysis, it is hoped that language learners could grab a complete set of knowledge sources that include linguistic aspect, intercultural awareness, most importantly source of pragmatics knowledge which also covers attitude to be followed or avoided in using a language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Iqbal Ramdhani
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 23:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 23:50
URI: http://eprints.binadarma.ac.id/id/eprint/3532

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