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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019
Gender influence on Sasaknese's Perspective of Im/Politeness on Complaining Utterances
Abstract: It is generally known that perceptions of politeness become studies that are still widely researched by researchers using many theories. But there is missed side that hasn’t been observed from the observation, in which the perception, not only the result of an agreement by a social group but also comes from the basic knowledge that they acknowledge in the social group itself. This research examined the individual variability about im/politeness perceptions with reference to gender differences. There are three types of complaint conversations that became the object of this research. They are conversations spoken by the Sasak community, Indonesia.60 Sasaknese became respondents in this study. With the same range of age between 30 to 40 years old. Data collected using a questioner technique (respondents were asked to fill in the questionnaire after listening to recorded conversations) and interviews. The results obtained in this research are, there are no significant differences between men and women. Most of them answered neither polite nor impolite from the interviews, it was found that their perception about recorded conversation given is in between, or in other words, they don't consider it as impolite, but they can't say it as a polite one either. As the conclusion of this research, we can say that, (from the finding), Gender doesn't influence the way Sasakness perceive impoliteness and politeness. There is a factor that more or less influences them in perceiving im/politeness, that is what this research claim as the linguistic experience. The linguistic experience that Sasaknese gets in the community.
Keywords: gender, perception of im/politeness, complaining utterances
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019,
Pages: 949 - 953