POLITENESS MAXIM OF MAIN CHARACTER IN SECRET FORGIVEN

Sang Ayu Isnu Maharani

Abstract


Maxim of Politeness is an interesting subject to be discussed, since politeness has been criticized from our childhood. We are obliques to be polite to anyone either in speaking or in acting. Somehow we are manage to show politeness in our spoken expression though our intention might be not so polite. For example we must appriciate others opinion although we feel objection toward the opinion. In this article the analysis of politeness is based on maxim proposes by Leech. He proposed six types of politeness maxim. The discussion shows that the main character (Kristen and Kami) use all types of maxim in their conversation. The most commonly used are approbation maxim and agreement maxim

Keywords


politeness; maxim

References


Klaus, Valerie A. 2007. Secrets Forgiven. https://sheuban.wordpress.com/ 2010/06/22/kumpulan-naskah-drama-bahasa-inggris-1/#more-315

Leech, Geoffrey. 1983. Principles of Pragmatics.http://www.ebook3000.com/Principles-of-Pragmatics_105339.html

Levinson, Stephen C. 1983. Pragmatics. Great Britain: Cambridge University Press

Sudaryanto. 1993. Metode dan Aneka Analisis Bahasa. Yogyakarta: Duta Wacana University Press


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