A Mammoth Logistical Challenge with Slight Hiccups
The Metaphorical Image of Indonesian Election 2019
Muhammad Adam, Adi Prautomo
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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- Conceptual metaphor, Indonesian election, source domain, target domain
- Indonesian Election 2019 was undoubtedly the biggest single-day election in the world. The foreign media news reports on the election highlight various aspects; one of them is the logistical challenge and massive tasks of the Indonesian General Election Commission (KPU) before, during, and after Election Day. The use of metaphorical expressions in those news reports is unavoidable as they provide more persuasive and highly descriptive expressions. Various studies discuss election metaphor, but none of the studies focus on how the challenging task by the commission is perceived. This study aims to fill the gap and to examine how KPU is perceived in foreign media reports in administering the election by investigating the source domain of metaphorical expressions used to speak about KPU tasks and accomplishment and the image implied from those metaphorical expressions. The study is descriptive qualitative with Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) is used as the theoretical framework. Data are taken from foreign media news reports and Critical Metaphor Analysis (CMA) of Charteris Black (2004) is used during data analysis and interpretation. The result shows that there are three main topics related to the election that are described metaphorically, i.e: the scale of the election, the overworked faced by the poll officers, and the general image of the Indonesian election. Thus, despite the herculean logistical challenge, the election runs smoothly with a slight logistical hiccup and has become a testimony to the resilience of democracy.
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TY - CONF AU - Muhammad Adam AU - Adi Prautomo PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - A Mammoth Logistical Challenge with Slight Hiccups BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 456 EP - 462 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.072 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.072 ID - Adam2020 ER -