The Conceptualization of the Lontar Tree as a Mother to Rotenese Found in Soda
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- Cognitive Linguistics; Conceptual Metaphor; Ethnography; Oral Poetry; Rote Society
This study aimed to describe the types of conceptual metaphors contained in soda and understand the meaning of conceptual metaphors that reflect the cultural values of the Rote community and their functions. This research is qualitative research with an ethnographic approach. The data is obtained directly from informants in Rote by using a purposive sample with a snowball sampling technique. Interviews and observations based on Spradley Method were employed in this research. As a result, Rotenese people associate the Lontar Tree with the image of a mother (PLANTS ARE HUMAN). It belongs to Ontological metaphors because it assigns human nature (a mother) to an object (a tree). Their belief and myth have triggered them to think metaphorically of the Lontar Tree as their mother. The farmer's daily activity of tapping and getting the sap (nira) is associated with the breast milk a mother gives to her children twice a day (morning and afternoon). Historically, the song is related to the myth of the first Lontar Trees that come and grow from the sea. The song contains a moral message to share and care for the needy, widows, and orphans. The lyric reminds the farmers to be merciful towards those in need.
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TY - CONF AU - Rosdiana Mata AU - Puteri Ayu Pratiwi AU - Yosef P. Dheghu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/30 TI - The Conceptualization of the Lontar Tree as a Mother to Rotenese Found in Soda BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Science and Technology on Social Science 2022 (iCAST-SS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 257 EP - 263 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-83-1_46 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-83-1_46 ID - Mata2022 ER -