Conceptual meaning of event structure metaphor in radiohead’s the amnesiac album song lyrics

Anugrah, Yuga (2011) Conceptual meaning of event structure metaphor in radiohead’s the amnesiac album song lyrics. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Metaphor is an important tool to represents a concept to another concept and people have been interested in the study of language especially in the song lyric. This paper aims to give new knowledge that the metaphor not merely words, yet, it might be a kind of cognitive expressions, i.e. twelve events structure metaphor and ten referents of conceptual meanings. The paper is entitled “Conceptual Meaning of Event Structure Metaphor in Radiohead’s The Amnesiac Album Song Lyrics”. Conceptual meaning is word meaning referential and event structure metaphor is the occurrence expression metaphor, it discusses three major concerns. First, it presents the paraphrasing of the whole text of Radiohead’s The Amnesiac Album Song Lyrics. Second, it present the event structure metaphor expressed in the lyrics; and third, it investigates the conceptual meaning of each event structure metaphor used in the clauses and sentences of the lyric by using Lakoff’s metaphorical analysis and Adisutrisno’s conceptual meaning analysis. The research is conducted by using qualitative study. The data are collected from Radiohead’s The Amnesiac Album Song Lyrics. After analyzing the data based on the emerging category, the result shows that the uses of paraphrasing of the lyrics helped to present the lyrics, and classify them into event structure metaphor based on Lakoff’s theory. The event structure metaphor then classified into conceptual meaning using Adisutrisno’s theory. In twelve events found in the lyrics, the event structure metaphors become the foremost figurative language dominantly lyrics used. In addition, there are eight forms of referent about things, having conceptual meanings used in each lyric. As conclusion, paraphrasing the lyric into more familiar language can be the way how to understand and comprehend the meaning of the lyric. Then, the uses of metaphors are intended to give more emotional effects and meet aesthetic level of language. The whole lyric generally contains the metaphor meaning that is caused of social factor but in the Radiohead it is more serious expression because the theme of song is not merely about love but the life served the social and life issues generally.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaning; Event Structure Metaphor; song;
Subjects: Arts
Chamber Music
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 04:15
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 02:19

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