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Dwi Santoso


reflection, politeness strategies, Javanese values, dialogues, speech event


Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the reflection of one of the Javanese values called empanpapan ‘agree with the setting and speech event’ in the dialogues used by the MPs of Yogyakarta Provincial Parliament.

Methodology: The subjects of this study are all the MPs attending the RapatKerja ‘Working Meetings’ in a certain period. To see the reflection of this Javanese value, the writer applies to play back interviews. Passive participatory, video recordings and field notes are also conducted so as to support the findings.

Results: The results show the reflection of empanpapan “agree with the setting and speech event’ in the politeness strategies used in the meetings of Yogyakarta Provincial Parliaments.

Implications: Thus, the analysis shows that the reflection of empanpapan ‘agree with the setting and speech event’ can be seen in the use of Ngoko‘low Javanese’, indirect strategies, and pronoun kita ‘we (incl)’ instead of saya ‘I’ and kami ‘we (excl).


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