An Analysis of Politeness Strategies on Students Communications in Second Semester of English Education Department at Muhammadiyah Kotabumi University Academic Year 2021/2022
This research was conducted in order to find out politeness strategies used on Students Communications. The first objective of this research was finding out the types of politeness strategies used by students' communications in the second semester of Pre-intermediate Listening Subject English Education at Muhammadiyah Kotabumi University and the second objective was finding out the dominant type of the politeness strategies that used on students' communications in the second semester of Pre-intermediate Listening Subject English Education at Muhammadiyah Kotabumi University. Those two objectives were analyzed by using Brown and Levinson’s theory of politeness strategy. In this research, the researcher used descriptive qualitative research as the research method. The data of this research are communication taken from students in the second semester of Pre-intermediate Listening Subject. The data collection of this research were observation and documentation. The researcher did some step to analyze the data, namely; data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The researcher did technique of data validation used methodological triangulation. The researcher used Brown and Levinson‟s politeness strategies theory, namely; Bald on Record, Positive Politeness, Negative Politeness, and Off Record. From the data analysis, it can be concluded that on students' communcation in the second semester of Pre-intermediate Listening Subject, there were four Politeness Strategies used. There were 4 Bald on Record, 36 Positive Politeness, 15 Negative Politeness, and 3 Off Record found from students’ communication. From the analysis researcher found out that students' used Positive Politeness more often than other strategies, it means that the dominant type of Politeness Strategy used is Positive Politeness.