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A Sociolinguistic study of Indonesian compliment responses used by students of the faculty of letters based on gender differences

, Rosemarie (1997) A Sociolinguistic study of Indonesian compliment responses used by students of the faculty of letters based on gender differences. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This Thesis is a sociolinguistic study about the compliment responses between maJes and femaJes in bahasa Indonesia Through this study, the writer wants to find out whether there are any differences between males and females in responding to compliments in bahasa Indonesia As her respondents, the writer takes 12 males and 12 females students of the faculty of letters who are still in the first up to third semesters. While in collecting the data, the writer is helped by two friends as her assistants to state the compliments. The writer follows those two friends in turn and write down secretly the compliments given by the assistants and the responses given by the respondents. The data which have been collected are analyzed based on Herbert's theory on the types of compliment responses and then the results are shown on some tables. At the end of the analysis, there is a summary table containing the overall findings of this research. From that table then the writer gets her conclusion. As a conclusion, the writer finds that in Indonesian, males and females tend to prefer different types of compliment responses. The type of Indonesian compliment responses most frequently used by males is praise upgrade, while the type of Indonesian compliment responses most frequently used by females is scale down.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociolinguistic, compliment, students, indonesian male, indonesian female
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 21:26
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/2623

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