Sunday, April 16, 2023

Politeness and Impoliteness Strategies in Lecturer-Student Communication Within Cyberpragmatics Chats

 Faizal Risdianto, Universitas Islam Negeri Salatiga

Machfudz Machfudz, Universitas Islam Negeri Salatiga

Eka Margianti Sagimin, Universitas Pamulang

Hanafi Hanafi, Universitas Andalas

Jumanto Jumanto, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Semarang, Indonesia


This qualitative research on Cyberpragmatics attempts to explore the application of politeness and impoliteness principles in student-lecturer internet-mediated communication in English and Indonesian languages at two faculties of Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Salatiga. The native speakers' perceptions of those strategies and principles as applied in the online chatroom were also elicited to confirm the descriptive analysis of the utterances. Pragmatic data were taken, categorized, and selected from Whatsapp conversation and email correspondence screenshots between lecturers and students in eight (8) online English Language classes and six (6) classes on Ushul Fiqh subjects at Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Salatiga. Additionally, as demonstrated in the screenshots, an online questionnaire was used to elicit data on students' and lecturers' perspectives on the cyberpragmatic activities. The descriptive analysis shows that the students considered the principles of politeness as a prominent aspect for their communicative actions and managed to appropriately applied it in their cyberpragmatic activities. Additional pragmatic features of religious expressions were also used to amplify the politeness effect. Nevertheless, there were some cases where impoliteness principles were used by the students, regardless of their awareness of their pragmatic consequences. The acceptability judgement questionnaire confirmed the level of politeness and impoliteness strategies previously described. Consequently, future research may benefit from this study by exploring other aspects of cyberpragmatics such as ethnicity, gender, and other socio-political aspects, from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Keywords: (im)politeness, student-lecturer communication, computer-mediated communication, Cyberpragmatics, chats


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Norm Establishment in WhatsApp Group Conversations

 The Norm Establishment in WhatsApp Group Conversations

Norwanto Norwanto, Faizal Risdianto


This linguistics study aims to observe the development of norms in WhatsApp Groups (WAGs). Over the years, linguists have devoted their time to theorizing norms of im/politeness evaluations and linguistic interactions in computer-mediated communication (CMC). However, the norms of virtual interactions have not gained adequate attention. This study systematically documented and examined the conversations of 539 members of three WAGs to describe the norms of virtual group communication. The data obtained were enhanced through anecdotal evidence of the experiences acquired in joining other WAGs. The data indicated four sources of WAGs norms: the aims of creating the group, framing unmarked behaviors, and framing positive or negative evaluations of members' utterances or actions. The members' alignments toward non-virtual individual and social norms also significantly affect their negotiating WAG norms. In the stages of the norming process, WAGs tend to experience conflicts due to interpersonal differences. These disputes are likely to disrupt the group's performance or predispose some members. Theoretically, group development is comprised of formation, conflicts, norming, and performance. Depending on the homogeneity or heterogeneity of the member's background, WAGs do not necessarily experience conflicts in the norming process. However, some of them tend to leap the stages from formation to performance.


im/politeness evaluations; norms; virtual communication; WhatsApp Group conversations

Monday, March 20, 2023

Daftar Anggota INAPRA Batch 3

1. Achmad Basari, S.S., M.Pd. UDINUS  NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0149
2. Sarif Syamsu Rizal Universitas Dian Nuswantoro NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0150
3. SRI OEMIATI Universitas Dian Nuswantoro Semarang --NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0151
4. A. Soerjowardhana Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0149
6. Pipiet Furisari Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0153
7. Haryati Sulistyorini Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0155
8. Irma Winingsih Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0156
9. Valentina Widya Suryaningtyas Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0157
10. Diah Soelistyowati Universitas Dian Nuswantoro --NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0158
11. Nina Setyaningsih Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0159
12. Tadkiroatun Musfiroh Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0160
13. Anisa Larassati Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0161
15. ARIEF RIJADI Universitas Jember--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0163
16. Arini Hidayah Universitas Surakarta--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0164
17. Siti Perdi Rahayu Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0165
18. Setyo Prasiyanto Cahyono Universitas Dian Nuswantoro --NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0166
19. Raden Arief Nugroho Universitas Dian Nuswantoro: NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0153
20. Febri Dhany Triwibowo Universitas Dian Nuswantoro--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0167
21.Tri Mulyani Wahyuningsih Udinus--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0168
22. Muhammad Rifqi Universitas Dian Nuswantara--NRA.2023.INAPRA.BO3.0169

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sunday, February 12, 2023

The pragmatics and Semiotics Analysis of Vinyl Record Cover Art They Fell From The Sky's Album DECADE

The pragmatics and Semiotics Analysis of Vinyl Record Cover Art They Fell From The Sky's Album DECADE

Sigied Himawan Yudhanto, Faizal Risdianto

In this study, the researchers focus on the meaning of the DECADE album cover from They Fell From The Sky music band. This was chosen because the artwork used is quite attractive and has This study uses qualitative research with a descriptive method. The analysis was carried out using the semiotic theory of Roland Barthes and the pragmatics theory of John Searle. This study aimed to determine the meaning contained in the cover design of the DECADE album. This research shows that between context signs and visible signs, there is a relationship where the two synergize in the title. The band, namely "They Fell From The Sky," by using a skull image that uses an astronaut costume in an iconic, denotative, and connotative symbolizing "death," a form of death because "falling from the sky" so the message to be conveyed is to publish the Decade album which for ten years or "a decade" like struggling until astronauts in outer space experience death as if falling from the sky. The Astronaut's skull artwork entitled in Indonesian "Binasa" ("Perish" in English) which is the basis of the DECADE album cover design, also strengthens this interpretation.

Keywords: Album cover, Semiotics, Pragmatics.
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