The Classification of Swear Words in the Movie Perempuan Tanah Jahanam by Joko Anwar
A Sociolinguistic Study
Mochammad Fredy, Nuria Haristiani
Available Online 17 December 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.069How to use a DOI?
- Swear words, harsh words, classification, sociolinguistics
- Movie is one of the tools for spreading languages which may contain verbal abuse, harsh words, sarcasm, and swear words to express displeasure, hatred, or dissatisfaction. Swear words are not only used to blaspheme and vilify, but also to express praises, wonders, and create an atmosphere of close intimacy. This research used a qualitative approach involving note-taking method by carefully listening to each dialogue in the movie. Then the dialogues that contained swear words were recorded and analysed by referring to theories related to swear words. The movie Perempuan Tanah Jahanam by Joko Anwar was selected because it employed a lot of swear words. The analysis reveals that most of the swear words were applied to curse, insult, threaten, surprise, disturb, or hurt others with references and sources of the animal terms, faeces, and sexual activities. The swear words in the movie were used as as markers of intimacy.
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TY - CONF AU - Mochammad Fredy AU - Nuria Haristiani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - The Classification of Swear Words in the Movie Perempuan Tanah Jahanam by Joko Anwar BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 436 EP - 442 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.069 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.069 ID - Fredy2020 ER -