Students’ Impoliteness Strategy During Online Learning in ‎Covid-19 Pandemic

Lenggar Berryl Permana, Sarwiji Suwandi, Budhi Setiawan


Politeness is a societal norm and a special strategy applied by humans to facilitate and ‎maintain the sustainability of their social relationships. The opposite condition of the concept ‎of politeness is impoliteness. If politeness maintains the continuity of human social relations, ‎then impoliteness can cause disturbances, misunderstandings, and damage to social relations ‎that affect the ideal conditions of social harmony. This study aims to explain the impoliteness ‎strategies used by MTS Ma'arif Andong students in online learning through the WhatsApp ‎application. The research method used in this research is descriptive qualitative research ‎method. The data is the speech of students' impoliteness via WhatsApp. The data source of ‎this research is a document in the form of a screenshot of a class WhatsApp group ‎conversation. Data triangulation was used to test the validity of the data in this study. Data ‎analysis is done by interpreting the data that has been collected. The results of the study ‎found eight impolite speeches that matched the impoliteness strategy by Culpeper (2005). ‎From the five impoliteness strategies, four impoliteness strategies were found that match the ‎data, namely bald on record impoliteness, positive impoliteness, negative impoliteness, and ‎sarcasm or mock politeness.‎


Impoliteness; Online Learning; Covid-19 Pandemic

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