Politeness Performed by Four Female in 'Imperfect The Series'


  • Ike Revita Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
  • Rovika Trioclarise Poltekkes Kemenkes III RI Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Rafeah Legino Formgiving Design Research Group, College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450 Selangor, Malaysia




Female, Maxims, Politeness


The article describes the politeness performed by four females depicted in the Series Imperfect. The objective is to describe the maxims of politeness utilized by the female characters in the Series. The data were the polite utterances of four females collected by note-taking. The analysis uses the theory of appropriateness and context. Among six maxims of politeness, these females only utilized three of them: generosity, agreement, and sympathy. Generosity is mainly used (50%) because the females tried to minimize the benefit and maximize the cost in line with the women's language-- carefully speaking.


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How to Cite

Revita, I., Trioclarise , R., & Legino , R. (2022). Politeness Performed by Four Female in ’Imperfect The Series’. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(SI8), 71–78. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7iSI8.3917

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