• Winia Waziana STMIK Pringsewu-Lampung
  • Widi Andewi STMIK Pringsewu-Lampung
  • Wirathama Hazera Putra STMIK Pringsewu-Lampung
Keywords: Politeness strategies, teaching-learning interaction


This politeness is the use of an appropriate word or phrase in the appropriate context, which is determined by the rules that are prevalent in society, in a language context, politeness is the use of polite instructions in teaching-learning interaction which the teacher uses to interact with the students, instruct, and guide them in smooth communication. This qualitative study was aimed at analyzing the lecturer’s politeness strategies in teaching-learning interaction. The participants of this study were one class of the 2nd-semester students of STMIK Pringsewu and a lecturer of English subject. In collecting the data, observation and audio-visual material were used. Then, descriptive analysis was used to analyze the lecturer’s politeness strategies in teaching-learning interaction. The results of this study showed that the lecturer mostly used the bald on-record strategy. On the other hand, a negative politeness strategy was rarely used. In conclusion, since the relationship between the lecturer and students is interrelated, therefore, it can be concluded that the more bald on-record strategy is used, the less negative politeness strategy is used.


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How to Cite
Waziana, W., Andewi, W., & Putra, W. (2021). ANALYZING THE LECTURER’S POLITENESS STRATEGIES IN TEACHING-LEARNING INTERACTION. English Empower: Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 6(1), 7-15.