Address Forms and Politeness in the Movie Entitled Now You See Me

Via Kartika Pratiwi


This research was conducted in order to achieve the objectives of the research. The objectives of this research are to find out the types of address forms based on the classification of Brown and Ford (1961), the types of politeness strategy employed by the characters based on the theory of Brown and Levinson (1987) and the factors influencing the choice of address forms based on the theory of Holmes (1992). This research used the descriptive qualitative research. The data of this research are taken from the dialogues containing second person address forms in the movie entitled Now You See Me. Moreover, there are 82 data found in the movie. The result of the research shows that there are five types of address forms, namely first name (FN), title plus last name (TLN), title without name (T), last name alone (LN), and multiple name (MN). Furthermore, there are several factors that are implicitly presented in the use of address forms. These are social distance scale, status scale, formality scale, and two functional scales. Additionally, there are two politeness strategies used in the movie, namely positive and negative politeness.

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