Communication Strategies Used by Students in Indonesia


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(1) * Whandani Anasan Arum   (Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo)  
(2)  Wahyu Taufiq   (Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo)  
(*) Corresponding Author


This research aims at investigating the communication strategies used by the students at some courses in Indonesia. The data is taken from conversations and interview five students in active speaking class. The data were used observed and recorded. After obtaining the data from the dialogue script of the students, the researcher concluded that their communication strategies were very relevant with Tarone's theory. In this theory explained that the communication strategy has two types; verbal and non verbal. Verbal communication strategie,s there are several kinds, such as; Avoidance (topic message, avoidance abandonment), Paraphrase (approximation, word coinage, circumlocution), Borrowing (literal translation, language mix), and the Appeal of Assistance. While the non verbal communication strategy, this is only one category which is Mime, when the student uses non verbal tactics in place of lexical item or action. Effect of the study in this writing form is expected to be an  important  source  of information  for  teachers  and learners because  the  purpose  is  to  increase  education  quality, especially  related  to  the  problem  of  mastering  speaking and using the communication strategies.


Communication; communication strategies; verbal; non verbal; language; speaking

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