Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

The Classification of Swear Words in the Movie Perempuan Tanah Jahanam by Joko Anwar

A Sociolinguistic Study

Authors
Mochammad Fredy, Nuria Haristiani
Corresponding Author
Nuria Haristiani
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.069How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Swear words, harsh words, classification, sociolinguistics
Abstract
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.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Download article (PDF)

Cite this article

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  -