Teachers’ Compliments And Learners’ Compliment Responses Used At Al-Masduqiyah Islamic Boarding School

  • Raudhatul Jannah UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
Keywords: Compliment, compliment response, Al-Masduqiyah Islamic boarding school.





The speech of praise and the response to a compliment is one of the interesting issues in a linguistic phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to investigate the type of strategic compliment spoken by the teacher and the type of compliment response spoken by the student to answer the compliment he received at the Al-Masduqiyah Islamic boarding school. The relationship between praise and the environment of the Islamic boarding school in this study explains that the use of language also depends on the environment. Therefore, a person with a different social background can lead to different language and word speech. This study uses a qualitative descriptive research method because this research requires the selection of qualitative data for form or descriptive analysis. The participants of this study were English teachers and students at the Al-Masduqiyah Islamic boarding school. This study uses two theories, namely the theory of Wolfson (1993) and the theory of Holmes (1983). The findings of the speech of compliment and compliment responses in this study contained 66 data. In the speech of compliment which has two categories, there are 11 data compared to 55 data, while in the response from the word of compliment which has three categories, it is found that there is a comparison of data between 45, 16, and 5 data. The conclusion of this research is the word occurrence of a compliment spoken by the teacher that is based on the students' abilities, and also the compliment is able to motivate students in the learning activity. The most significant compliment response expressed by the student is the accept type. Further, the student also ignores and rejects the compliment.


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