Politeness Strategies in Anders Antonsen’s Podcast: The Badminton Experience Episodes


  • Putra Ardi Wibawa Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Faiza Hawa Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Siti Musarokah Universitas PGRI Semarang


pragmatics, politeness strategy, podcast videos


The objectives of this study are to find out the types of politeness strategies found in Anders Antonsen’s Podcast appeared, to find out the most dominant strategy used by all characters, and to state the contribution of this study for learning pragmatics.  Descriptive Qualitative is used in this study since the research findings of this study are in the form of descriptive sentences instead of numbers. The writers used Miles and Huberman’s Theory in analyzing the data. The research findings shows that (1) there are four different strategies found in Anders Antonsen’s Podcast Videos; they are Positive Politeness Strategy, Bald on Record Strategy, Negative Politeness Strategy, and Off Record Strategy. (2) Positive Politeness Strategy come out as the most dominant strategy with 402 data, followed by Bald on Record Strategy with 130 data, Negative Politeness Strategy with 77 data, and Off Record Strategy on the last with 49 data. It can be concluded that the most strategy used by the all characters is Positive Politeness Strategy where it means that the all characters are really thinking about what they want to say against their opponent speakers.