Code-switching as the Positive Politeness Strategies in Indonesian 4th Grade Students’ Conversation

Fathia Anggriani Pradina, Ypsi Soeriasoemantri, Heriyanto .


Code-switching has become a common phenomenon in bilingual community. Switching from one language to another can be different based on the speakers’ need. Those who have learned second language from young age tend to switch their language than others who haven’t. Therefore, the background of the bilingual people also influences the use of code-switching. On the other hand, code-switching isn’t always become the phenomenon in bilingual community, somehow it can be the strategy of the speakers to get closer with the hearers. In this paper, the present writers try to analyze the use of code-switching in Indonesia 4th grade students to reflect their positive politeness strategies in their conversation. The switching from Indonesian to English will show how the students’ utterances are used as the tool of positive politeness strategies. The strategies are somehow will impact to the conversation, because the main purpose of the use of code-switching as the positive politeness strategies is to get a smooth conversation and get the same understanding. The research is using sociolinguistics and pragmatics studies to get the better analysis.

Keywords: Code-switching, Indonesian, Elementary Students, Positive Politeness.

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