Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

Jangkrik: Taboo Language Use at Comical Interlude in Javanese Shadow Puppet Performance

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Latif Amrullah
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Latif Amrullah
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https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.32How to use a DOI?
Keywords
comedy; puppet; taboo language use; sociolinguistics
Abstract
This paper aims to explore the reason why taboo language use is frequent during the comical interlude in Javanese shadow puppet performances. The data were taken from a recorded shadow puppet performance in East Java. During the recording, there is much taboo language use by the comedians and the puppeteer. This usage is analysed from the viewpoint of comedy show and linguistic performance. The results show that the use of taboo language use is not regarded as something sacred or offensive in the context of conversation during the comical interlude. The appearance of taboo language use which is perceived as dark humour evokes the feeling of being entertained by violating the social norms.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
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978-94-6252-775-1
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.32How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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