A Face Management of Politeness in “Joe Biden Victory Speech”


  • Muhammad Ari Saputra Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri Mandailing Natal, Indonesia


This study focuses on the management face in the utterance by Joe Biden in Victory Speech. The aim of this analysis was to define face management as any word contact commonly linked to politeness. Politeness is an emotional characteristic that relies on the idea of faciality. This is descriptive and qualitative study is done under the scope of pragmatics that implements the theory of management face proposed by Goffman. It can be divide into two face; positive and negative face. The data obtained through Victory Speech by Joe Biden with a duration of fifteen minutes. After collecting the data, the author described and classified the data required from the assertion that clearly suggested a positive and negative face. The finding of the study shows those are many utterances indicated positive and negative face, in this paper the author only shows seven pieces of evidence that showed to indicate positive and negative face. 


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