Metaphorical Conceptual of Life in Ancient Oral Discourse of Kajang
Nirwanto Maruf, Rita Tanduk, Sri Ningsih
Available Online 20 October 2020.
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- Kajang People, life, ritual, pasang ri kajang, conceptual metaphor, conceptual metaphor analysis
- This study aims to conceptualise the metaphorical term of life found in the ancient oral discourse of Kajang which is known as Pasang ri Kajang by employing the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) by Lakoff and Johnson and the approach of Conceptual Metaphor Analysis (CMA) by Charteris – Black (2004). CMA was used to reveal the cognitive and ideologies of Kajang people regards to life. The study is a qualitative research which applies several techniques of data collection such as semi-structured interviews, field notes, recording, and note-taking. In analysing the data, this research administered conceptual metaphor techniques of data analysis which adopted the three stages mentioned in CMA, namely data identification, data interpretation, and data explanation. The present results reveal a couple of metaphorical conceptualisation of life, such as life is simplicity (Kamase – Masea) and life is rituals. Simplicity (Kamase – masea) is a lifestyle or cultural behaviour established by Kajang People in going through their life in humble ways. This is the way of Ammatoan adopt their ancestors’ ideologies to live in simplicity or humble way. It requires them to receive whatever already provided by the God Almighty (Tau Riek Akrakna) without desire for looking for other things to live their life. Kajang people go through rituals daily, for them, rituals are inseparably related to everyday life, and they have their own system of categorisation for rituals. They identify rituals into three types, namely akdaga, aknganro, and baca doang.
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TY - CONF AU - Nirwanto Maruf AU - Rita Tanduk AU - Sri Ningsih PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - Metaphorical Conceptual of Life in Ancient Oral Discourse of Kajang BT - International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 515 EP - 520 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.114 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.114 ID - Maruf2020 ER -