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

Language Variations in Instagram Caption

Gender Analysis with a Sociolinguistic Approach

Authors
Intan Permata Sari, Wawan Gunawan, Dadang Sudana
Corresponding Author
Intan Permata Sari
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.053How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Gender, Instagram caption, language variation
Abstract
This research discussing the language variations that are used by gender in the Instagram caption. The purpose of this research is to analyse language variations that are used by women and men in Instagram captions and to find the language variations that are realized by men and women in the Instagram captions. In order to finish this study, a descriptive qualitative method is applied. This study also uses data collection techniques with non-participatory observation methods and documentation. This study applied Lakoff’s (1975) theory of gender feature to analyze the data. According to Lakoff (1975), dan Jiyun (2014) Women and men have different access to different languages. In this research, there are seven language features used by men and women in the Instagram caption. They are, lexical hedges or filler, tag question, hypercorrect grammar, empathy adjective, intensifiers, super polite forms dan empathic stress. The results of the study found that the language used by men and women in the Instagram caption is having some have similarities and differences in the use of language features.
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AU  - Intan Permata Sari
AU  - Wawan Gunawan
AU  - Dadang Sudana
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12/17
TI  - Language Variations in Instagram Caption
BT  - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
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SN  - 2352-5398
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