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ERIC Number: EJ1129182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Politeness Strategies in Teacher-Student Interaction in an EFL Classroom Context
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v24 n1 p82-96 Jan 2013
This study explores politeness strategies used by teacher and students in two 90-minute English lessons in a senior high school. The data were video-recorded from two different classroom settings where English is the object and the medium of teaching learning process. The analysis is based on Brown and Levinson's politeness strategies. The result shows that teacher and students basically employed positive, negative, and bald on-record strategies. Teacher and students' perception on social distance, the age difference, institutional setting, power, and the limitation of the linguistic ability of the students has contributed to the different choices of politeness strategies. The students tend to use some interpersonal function markers. Linguistic expressions that are used in classroom interaction are addressing, encouraging, thanking, apologizing, and leave-taking.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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