Puang as Form of Address to Maintain Harmony in Social Interaction
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- Motivation; Greeting Puang; Social Interaction; Bugis-Makassar; Indonesia
The greeting is a form of language behavior in social interaction that cannot be denied. However, greeting research has not been done much, especially in maintaining social relationships. This article aims to explore the use of the Puang greeting as a tool for social interaction in South Sulawesi. The data collection method is a survey of language users involved in formal and informal affairs in the Bugis-Makassar community. The survey was made by using a google form that was distributed randomly through WhatsApp Group with an age range of 17-55 years. Respondents who returned the form were 367 people. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics with a socio-pragmatic approach. As a result, the use of Puang greetings in social interactions has experienced a shift—first, the motivation of the communicator. Second, the Puang greeting belongs to the Bugis-Makassar-speaking community and other ethnic groups in Indonesia in South Sulawesi. In conclusion, the greeting Puang is one of the unique greetings of the Bugis language to maintain harmony in social interactions both personally and communally.
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TY - CONF AU - Gusnawaty PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/27 TI - Puang as Form of Address to Maintain Harmony in Social Interaction BT - Proceedings of the International Congress of Indonesian Linguistics Society (KIMLI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 340 EP - 345 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211226.065 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211226.065 ID - 2021 ER -