Word Formation Processes of Slang in KasKus
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- Kaskus, slang, word-formation processes
The study aims to identify the types of word-formation processes of slang found in KasKus. It also determines the functions of the word-formation processes of the slang. The data are fully collected from kaskus.co.id by observing the post from eight categories, namely: Anime&Manga Heaven, Computer, Games, Lifestyle, Movies, Music, Otomotif, and Sports which then are transcribed into a table and classified based on the types of word-formation processes using theories proposed by Yule (2010) supported with O’Grady & Guzman’s (1996) as well as Zhou & Fan’s (2013) theory on the functions of slang. The findings show that there are eight types of word-formation processes that formed slang words in KasKus. Borrowing is the most common process with 125 (19%) words, derivation ranks second with 105 (16%) words, followed by coinage with 89 (13%) words, clipping with 80 (12%) words, multiple processes with 78 (12%) words, compounding with 75 (11%) words, an acronym with 70 (10%) words, and blending with only 53 (8%) words as the last. Furthermore, there are three functions of the use of slang found in this study, which is: the pursuit of self-identity, emotive feelings of the slang users, and achieving politeness. This study also finds that the way of slang is used depends on the context.
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TY - CONF AU - Iqbal Bagaskara Pratama AU - Ernie Diyahkusumaning Ayu Imperiani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - Word Formation Processes of Slang in KasKus BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 97 EP - 101 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.019 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.019 ID - Pratama2020 ER -