The Meaning of takut ‘fear’ by Indonesian-speaking School-age Children
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- Takut; Emotion; Indonesian-Speaking Children; Child Language
This study examines the use of the Indonesian emotion word of fear, takut, by Indonesian-speaking children. The question to be addressed in this study is: how do Indonesian-speaking school-age children give meaning and define takut ‘fear’? This study aims is to explain children’s meaning and language construction of takut ‘fear’. This study, compares two age groups, 6-7- year-old children and 10-11-year-old children. This study used qualitative and quantitative approaches. Participants in this study were school-age children (N=167). This study’s main data is children’s writing, which is based on two questions: “Menurut kamu, takut itu apa?” ‘according to you, what is fear?’ and “Mengapa kamu takut?” ‘why do you have the feeling of fear?’. We copied and transformed the data into text format. The meaning and definition of takut are analyzed qualitatively. The occurrences of words that associate with takut are analyzed quantitatively using antconc software. It is found that the children in both groups tended to use truncated sentences in attributive to define the meaning of takut and to explain the reason of being feared. They also tended to associate takut with setan ‘satan’ and seram ‘spooky’, indicating that the word associates with something visual and imaginative.
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TY - CONF AU - Wuri Prihantini AU - Bernadette Kushartanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - The Meaning of takut ‘fear’ by Indonesian-speaking School-age Children BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 333 EP - 340 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.049 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.049 ID - Prihantini2021 ER -