The formation and use of social network sites terms

Santoso, Didik (2011) The formation and use of social network sites terms. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

The paper entitled "The Formation and Use of Social Network Sites Terms" aims at observing the word formation processes in Social Network Sites (SNSs) as well as discovering the usage frequencies. This research is formulated into two questions : 1. How are terms in social network sites formed? 2) What are the meaning of terms? This qualitative research which uses synchronic approach is based on Chaer (2007). On other hand it also refers toonline Oxford Dictionaries, Merriam-Webster, Cambridge Dictionaries, and Urban Dictionaries to consult whether the term either accepted as new entry or limited in neologism. BBC, VOA, and NewYork Times were also used to observe the use of terms in 'offline' social life. On the analysis all of research object should meet the following requirements, (1) the word must be widespread and frequently used. (2)The general population should understand it. (3)The word must have a substantive lifespan to see if it will survive before it is included. As result, it shows that there are some terms found on SNSs, namely social network, to friend, the profile, to defriend/to unfriend, the follow, to message, the invite, fakester, frienemy, e-bully, transliteracy and tweet Each point of analysis include the formation, in this research Item and Process Model is employed further. It also includes some citations,such as (1) the word itself, (2) an example of the word used in context, and (3)bibliographic information about source from which word and example were taken. The citation is cited from main media assumed representation of English, American and British peculiar. While BBC is assumed as representation of British English, VOA is assumed as representation of American English. If the term is not found on these media, other selected media is used. Finally, based on analysis, it can be concluded that various formation processes used and the use of terms established in ‘offline’ social life. Some term were formed from compounding, blending, conversion, Yet, not all of the terms are accommodated as new entry as indicated in dictionary such as Oxford Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary, etc.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Network Sites (SNSs); meaning of terms;
Subjects: Special Computer Methods
Special Computer Methods > Online Social Network
Conscious Mental Process and Intelligence
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 38 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 07:34
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 01:56
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/1853

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