The Use of Honorifics in English and Buginese with special Reference to Bone Language: A Comparative Study


Authors : Citra Andini; Abdul Hakim Yassi; Sukmawaty

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 7 - July

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The objective of the study is to analyze the use of Honorific in English and Buginese (Bugis Language) with special reference to Bone dialect. This study employs a descriptive qualitative method. The data of this research were taken from the spoken language from everyday conversation used by native speakers in Buginese language especially sub-district head as the leader in the village. The collected data were categorizing, comparing, and drawing the conclusion. The collected data were analyzed by using the honorific theory proposed by Levinson. From the data, the writer analyzed three American movies and sub-district head’s conversations of Buginese Bone dialect and found different honorifics in use. It was found that American tend to use casual honorific while the Buginese Bone refers to the hierarchical form and tend to highlight the social status to respect.

Keywords : Honorifics, Buginese, English, Comparative, Levinson Theory

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