Beslina Afriani Siagian(1*),

(1) Universitas HKBP Nommensen
(*) Corresponding Author


This study examines the types of illocutionary speech acts found in neighboring social interactions. This study uses a conversational engagement technique in collecting data as well as translational and pragmatic equivalent methods in processing data. Data is obtained naturally through mutual interaction with neighbors. This study shows the results in the form of variations and rich pragmatic features in neighborly interactions. All speech acts have hidden meanings that deserve to be studied. The realization of illocutionary speech acts in this study is manifested in five ways, namely directive speech acts of ordering, expressive speech acts of mocking, commissive speech acts of offering, assertive speech acts of boasting, and declarative speech acts of confirming. While the speaking strategy obtained from the research data is divided into four parts, namely the strategy of speaking frankly without further ado, the strategy of speaking candidly with positive politeness, the strategy of speaking candidly with negative politeness, and the strategy of vaguely speaking. - vague. Furthermore, the factors that influence the realization of speech acts are speech situation, age, kinship, gender, social status, and social relations.


Neighbors, Politeness, Social Situation, Sosiopragmatics, Speech Act


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