A Sociopragmatics Analysis of Sympathy and Empathy Given by Social Media Users on the History of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp

  • Mayang Bristika Arnandita Arnandita universitas muhammadiyah surakarta
  • Siti Zuhriah Ariatmi Ariatmi Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Keywords: sympathy, empathy, implicature and sociopragmatics


This study is aimed to describe the types of sympathy and empathy and its implicature. This study uses a sociopragmatics approach. This study is qualitative study. Data of this study were sympathy and empathy utterances. Source of data was Facebook about the news of the Auschwitz concentration camp which was posted by DW News. Techniques of collecting data were observation and documentation. The writer used sympathy theory by McDougall, empathy theory by Goleman and implicature theory by Grice. The result showed: 1) there are 2 types of sympathy: passive consists of 24 data (43 %) and active consists of 32 data (57 %), there are 3 types of empathy expression: cognitive consists of 8 data (35 %), emotional consists of 7 data (30 %) and compassion consist of 8 data (35 %), 2) there are 2 types of implicature: conventional implicature consists of 16 data (67 %) and conversational implicature consists of 8 data (33 %) which divides into 2: generalized conversational implicature consists of 3 data (12 %) and particularized conversational implicature consists of 5 data (21 %). The writer expects that this study can be the one of the models of sympathy and empathy in social media.