Figurative Languages Found in Folktales Written by Native and Non-Native Writers
Available Online August 2019.
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- simile; metaphors; figurative language; folktales
- This paper is aimed at investigating the use of figurative language in folktales translated by native and non native folktale writers and how these figurative language supports the coherence of the stories. Figurative language is used with the purpose to serve three elements of clarity, forth and beauty in the language (Tajalli, 2003). He, further, says that the term “figurative” language has traditionally refers to language “nonliterary” usage, it is used to create a special effect or feeling. This triggers the paper writer to investigate whether the folktales writers are aware of the important roles of figurative language in their story. This qualitative research used 15 native English folktales and 15 non native folktales which were translated into English. The finding shows, firstly, both native and nonnative writers employ same type of figurative language except metonymy, native folktales writers used figurative language more in numbers and frequency than those of non native writers. These findings show us that nonnative writers employ less figurative language than the natives because of the writers awareness to the readers’ basic level of English competence and English status as a second language which influence on the children readers’ understanding of the story, secondly, figurative language gives contribution to the coherenness and the lifeness of the story because of its quality in creating mood of the story, developing the characters personality and quality.
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TY - CONF AU - Ribut Surjowati PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Figurative Languages Found in Folktales Written by Native and Non-Native Writers BT - Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 414 EP - 418 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.71 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.71 ID - Surjowati2019/08 ER -