Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Speech Acts of Suggestion by Indonesian Students during Peer Response Activities

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290579,
        author={Arianty  Visiaty and Lusi Lian Piantari},
        title={Speech Acts of Suggestion by Indonesian Students during Peer Response Activities},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSIS},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={speech act suggestion face cultural background peer response},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290579}
    }
    
  • Arianty Visiaty
    Lusi Lian Piantari
    Year: 2019
    Speech Acts of Suggestion by Indonesian Students during Peer Response Activities
    ICSSIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290579
Arianty Visiaty1,*, Lusi Lian Piantari1
  • 1: Al Azhar Indonesia University, Kompleks Masjid Agung Jl. Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: ariantyvisiaty@uai.ac.id

Abstract

This is a pragmatic study, qualitatively describing in particular how learners use speech act strategies in giving suggestions during peer response activity. The study involved 25 Indonesian students of Japanese as a Foreign Language of the intermediate level at the Al Azhar University of Indonesia. The results show that the learners use speech act strategies of direct, conventionalized forms, and indirect. The strategy most widely used by the learners in giving suggestions is the indirect one, i.e. the strategy of giving suggestions indirectly. This shows that the cultural background of the learners, i.e. Indonesian culture, strongly influences the choice of strategy. The mitigation devices used are verbal devices consisting of the opener, specific words as mitigation markers (mungkin, kayaknya, cuma), justification/reason, phatic expression, and closing. Besides, non-verbal devices are also used, such as emoticons and laughing forms.