The main purpose of this research is to
disseminate the politeness strategy used by a particular
Durinese variant and its surroundings within a context
of daily Durinese conversation. Politeness has been
considered to play a vital role in social interactions with
no exceptions of Durinese community. The research
design was set up to account for a descriptive qualitative
research design. Direct observation, as well as simulated
conersations, were used to gather data from the speakers
of Durinese inhabiting the Batunnoni area, a
mountainous region to the east of Anggeraja District.
Data were recorded from the native speakers of
Durinese involving different age range, positions, level of
educations and with a variety of situations. The obtained
data were analyzed with reference to types of politeness
markers taking into consideration Brown and Leinson’s
(1978) theoretical framework. The analysis shows that
politeness patterns have smaller variations as compared
to Buginese Language. The patterns revolved around
certain clitics and honorifics which freuently and widely
used among the speakers of Durinese. Casual or Bald-on
strategy used occured within the conversation which to a
certain extent similar to Buginese politeness strategy and
confirmed similarity to Brown and Levinson’s theory.
The findings confirm that Durinese Language is less
complicated with reference to the choice of politeness
strategy use. The findings have sociolinguistic
implications for Durinese speakers to have no difficulties
in engaging in polite conversation.
Keywords : Interaction, Politeness, Variant, Speakers.