Rahmatul Khasanah


The present study is conducted to investigate how non English department students produce pragmatic failures in responding the expressions, how do non English department students successfully respond to the pragmatics in responding to the expression and how do non English department students repair their pragmatic failure in responding the expressions. As the data analysis, the students’ answers of questionnaires and students’ answers of interviews are taken. This study uses descriptive qualitative method to analyze and interpret the results of questionnaires and interviews. The researcher believes that by studying the questionniares’ answers of non English department students and observing the students’ answers during interviews can answer the research questions. Pragmatic failures are the failure of non English department students to understand the intended meaning of some expressions. There are two kinds of pragmatic failures which produced by non English department students to respond the expressions are pragmalinguistic failures and sociopragmatic failures. From data analysis of producing pragmatic failures of non English department students, most of students fail to respond to the given contexts politely. Implicitly, the more they fail to respond the context, the more they produce sociopragmatic failures.

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