Sarcasm and Cynicism in Political Discourse on the 2017 DKI Jakarta Regional Election on Social Media
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- political discourse, sarcasm, cynicism, social media
The tight political competition in the 2017 DKI Jakarta Election left a negative impact in terms of language use, especially ones in social media. With the basis of Semantic-Pragmatic theory and the use of descriptive-qualitative data analysis method, it was discovered the fact that in term of discussing Jakarta Election 2017, people predominantly used sarcasm and cynicism style. When sarcasm is a satire style for saying bitter and harsh words and cynicism is a style of language containing doubt and ridicule; then the two were used in to satirize, ridicule, mock, and even put down a person/party in target. The use of sarcasm and cynicism style as a impolite language actually reflects the culture of linguistic poverty, it, then, has the potential to obscure the function of social media as a provider of information and facts that should educate.
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TY - CONF AU - Afifah Utami Firmansyah AU - Agustina AU - Tressyalina PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/10 TI - Sarcasm and Cynicism in Political Discourse on the 2017 DKI Jakarta Regional Election on Social Media BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language, Literature, and Education (ICLLE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 6 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201109.001 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201109.001 ID - Firmansyah2020 ER -