Face Threatening Acts
Politeness strategies

How to Cite

Ghazie, R. (2014). FACE THREATENING ACTs STRATEGIES PERFORMED BY THE MAIN ACTOR IN SIX SENSE MOVIE. Jurnal Bahasa Lingua Scientia, 6(1), 109-124. https://doi.org/10.21274/ls.2014.6.1.109-124


This study aims to investigate FTAs performed by Dr. Malcolm in his dialogue with his client, Cole, and to analyze the strategies used to perform them using politeness strategies formulated by Brown and Levinson (1987).The research findings show that Dr. Malcolm performs some Face Threatening Acts which are then classified into four classifications based on whose face they are threatening. The four classifications of FTAs from the most frequently occurred to the least ones are 1) FTAs threatening his own (Dr. Malcolm) negative face. The utterances are in the form of agreeing, accepting order, offer, and request, reluctant promising, and thanking. 2) FTAs threatening interlocutor’s (his client, Cole) negative face. They are in the form of ordering, requesting, offering, and suggesting.3) FTAs threatening his own (Dr. Malcolm) positive face. The utterances are in the form of apologizing and congratulation and 4) FTAs threatening his client’s positive face which is in the form of disagreeing. While there are 3 strategies to perform FTAs used by Dr. Malcolm. The most frequently applied strategy is negative politeness strategy; hedge/question and give deference while Positive politeness strategy and baldly on record strategy are each applied three times.


Ary, Donald., Jacobs,L.C., Razavieh, A. 2002. Introduction to Research in Education. Wadsworth: Belmont.

Ayu, Putu luh, 2010. An Analysis of Politeness Strategies Used in Oprah Winfrey’s Talk Show with Ricky Martin as Guest Star. English Faculty of Letters Udayana University.

Brown, P. & Levinson, S. 1987. Politeness, some universal in language usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Flick, Uwe., et al. 2004. A Companion to Qualitative Research. London: Sage Publication.

Hancock, Beverly. 2002. An Introduction to Qualitative Research. Nottingham: Trent focus group.

Lestari, Findra. 2013. Politeness Strategies Performed by Students of Tbi Sixth Semester In Classroom Discussions. State Islamic college of Tulungagung. Unpublished.

Moleong, L.J. 2012. Metodologi Penelitian Qualitative. Bandung : PT Remaja Rosdakarya.

Neuendoroft, K.A. 2002. The Content Analysis Guide Book. Chicago: SAS institute.

Winerta, Viollen. 2007. An Analysis of Politeness Strategies in Requesting Used in Real Human and Non-Human Conversation on Avatar Movie. Padang: State University of Padang.

Watts, J. Richard. 2003. Key Topic in Sociolinguistic. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Yule, G. 1998. Pragmatics. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Before going to review process, all manuscripts will be checked that they are free from plagiarism practice using "Turnitin" software. If there is an indication of plagiarism, the manuscript will instantly be rejected.


Download data is not yet available.