The use of abbreviation and acronym in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger

Anggriani, Ratna Dewi (2011) The use of abbreviation and acronym in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

The great advance of technology has brought the big influence the existence of language, especially the language which occurred in CMC. Most of people create the new term which can be used instantly and fastly. It is proved by the use of abbreviation and acronym. The research investigates the use of abbreviation and acronym which often occurs in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger as one of CMC’s features. Based on the above phenomenon, this research can be formulated into the three questions: (1) What are the abbreviation and acronym found in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger? (2) How is the formation process of the abbreviation and acronym in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger? And (3) What are the YM user’s reason using abbreviation and acronym in their instant message?. To answer those problems of research, the researcher uses the qualitative method which describes the truth based on data which is obtained from chat transcript of Yahoo! Messenger. The data is used in this research are taken from documentation study which is sourced from instant message of Yahoo! Messenger and from the questionnaire to Indian Yahoo! Messenger users in order to know their reason in using those acronym and abbreviation in their conversation. In doing this research, the researcher uses the qualitative analysis method which employs some steps. First, the researcher organizes the abbreviations and acronyms which are often used in conversation in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger. Second, classifies them into table. Third categorizes them based on type then they are analyzed based on theory of William,Wilton, Anis, Quirk and Greenbaum. In analyzing the questionnaire, the researcher uses the formula of percentage of Purwanto. Based on the data of the analysis, it can be concluded that the use of abbreviation and acronym can be found in instant message of Yahoo! Messenger commonly describe the spoken language. It is proved by many words described spoken language, for example BTW for By The Way, HAND for Have a Nice Day, c u for see you, etc. the abbreviation which is found are in various form, they are consonantal skeleton, for example ppl for people, logogram for example F for female, and syllabogram for example w8 for wait. Acronym which is found in YM is divided into two categories. First, acronym which is formed by taking the initial letter of words then pronounced as sequences of such as ASL (Age, Sex, Location). Second, acronym which is formed by first letter but it is pronounced as a word, such as LOL (Laughing out Loud). Additionally, the user’s reason of using those abbreviations and acronyms in their conversation is for saving the times and expressing the group identity in order to look cool or up to date.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acronym; instant message; Yahoo! Messenger; CMC; abbreviation;
Subjects: Grammar of Standard English
English Literatures
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 38 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 03:45
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 03:56
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/2132

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