EXPRESSING COMPLIMENTS IN ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN LANGUAGE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Harlinah Sahib

Abstract


Penelitian ini mengkaji pernyataan pujian yang dilakukan oleh penutur Bahasa Inggris dan Bahasa Indonesia baik
yang diungkapkan oleh pria maupun wanita. Kajian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan kesamaan dan perbedaan
dalam mengungkapkan pujian dalam kedua bahasa tersebut.Penelitian ini menggunakan metode deskriptif yang
bersifat kuantitatif. Data diperoleh melalui teknik lapangan dengan teknik kuesioner dan juga kepustakaan. Hasil
penelitian menunjukkan bahwa penutur bahasa Inggris dalam mengungkapkan pujian cenderung lebih langsung.
Akan tetapi penutur bahasa Indonesia cenderung bersifat tidak langsung karena perbedaan budaya.

 

Abstract
This study discusses the expressing of compliments uttered by both English and Indonesian native speakers
either male or female. This study of compliment has objectives to describe the similarities and the differences in
expressing compliments in the both languages. Data is obtained through field research by using questionnaire and
library research. The result shows that English and Indonesia native speakers tend to express compliments directly.
In the other hand, Indonesian people express it indirectly since cultural diversity.


Keywords


pernyataan pujian; bahasa Inggris; bahasa Indonesia; studi komparasi; expressing compliment; English; comparative study

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