Criticism in the Javanese Arek cultural community: Its expression context and strategy use

Edy Jauhari, Djatmika Djatmika, Riyadi Santosa

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Abstract

This article studies the speech act criticism and its function as a means of social control in the Javanese Arek Cultural Community (JACC) in East Java, Indonesia. Its goal is to understand how criticism is expressed in various contexts based on ±Power (±P), ± social Distance (±D), ±Public (±Pu), and to understand the criticism strategies appropriate for use in these contexts. The data was collected through Discourse Completion Tasks and interviews. The results show that the contexts for expressing criticism in the JACC are determined by parameter ±D. Based on this parameter, it can be discovered which contexts tend to be preferred and less preferred. In the use of strategy, the Indirect Criticism (IC) is more commonly used than the Direct Criticism (DC). Nevertheless, in preferred contexts, the DC is still regarded as something that is natural and customary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-544
Number of pages21
JournalPragmatics and Society
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Contexts
  • Criticism
  • Direct criticism
  • Indirect criticism
  • Javanese Arek cultural community
  • Social control

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