Linguistic Politeness Strategy in Otto Hasibuan’s Judge Session of Mirna’s Case

  • Dwi Santoso, Pratiwi Tri Utami, Kasiyarno


In this research, the researcher tries to find out the forms of the linguistic politeness strategies used in Otto Hasibuan’s Judge Session of Mirna’s case. This research applies descriptive qualitative as the research method. Otto Hasibuan’s utterances in Judge Session of Mirna’s case becomes the subject of the research, especially the utterances consisting of the strategy of politeness. Furthermore, the researcher collects the data by using the noting and transcribing technique. In analysing the data, the researcher uses categorizing, data classifying, and data analysing. Also, the researcher watched all of the Judge Sessions of Mirna’s case, took two-Judge Sessions as the sample, then wrote down the script, translated the script, identified and classified Otto Hasibuan’s utterances based on the forms of politeness strategy, analysed the data, and then concluded the data. In conclusion, the researcher finds the politeness forms used by Otto Hasibuan in thirteen typical speech acts: asking (for permission), warning, questioning, requesting, suggesting, begging, respecting, thankingagreeing, criticizing, abjuring, protesting, and informing which are classified into five maxims: tact maxim, approbation maximobligation maxim, agreement maxims, and opinion-reticence maxim.

Keywords: judge session, court, politeness strategy, maxims, speech acts.

How to Cite
Dwi Santoso, Pratiwi Tri Utami, Kasiyarno. (2020). Linguistic Politeness Strategy in Otto Hasibuan’s Judge Session of Mirna’s Case. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(04), 2579 - 2590. Retrieved from