This research is aimed to find out the influence
of education towards politeness strategies used by
Buginese Bone. In analyzing the data, the researcher used
the qualitative descriptive approach. Moreover, the data
were obtained through a participant recording and note
taking. The research result indicates that education can
influence the politeness strategies of Buginese Bone in the
configurations of asymmetrical social relation of Yassi’s
theory that are hierarchy in kinship and hierarchy in nonkinship. Buginese Bone people tend to use negative
politeness or indirect language. The reason why because
Buginese Bone people more hierarchical and pay more
attention to use honorific and address term. In this case,
the parents and the teachers use negative politeness in
educating their children and students.
Keywords : Politeness Strategies, Education, Negative Politeness.