Male and Female Taboo Language on Twitter

Jujan Fajriyah, Jujan (1210503076) (2014) Male and Female Taboo Language on Twitter. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

This research discovers the use of taboo language on Twitter. Actually, Twitter gives many advantages for increasing and spreading language to the world. However, Twitter makes language out of control. It means every particular of language including English become known and used by people whether the language good or bad. One kind of bad language is taboo language. There are various taboo languages use by people on Twitter. Hence, the researcher interests to conduct research about taboo language to know kinds of taboo language and the differences between male and female taboo language on Twitter. To support this research, the researcher use theory by Allan which devide taboo language to dysphemism, euphemism and orthophemism. Meanwhile, to find out the differences between male and female taboo language, the researcher connects it with the frequence of taboo language use and male and female’s language. The researcher applies qualitative descriptive method in conducting this research. By using qualitative research, the researcher tends to collect the data in the field at the site where participants’ experience the issue or problem without experimental manipulation. From the results of the data, the researcher finds there are 18 words found as dysphemistic taboo language that occur on 694 tweets, while 2 words regard as euphemism that occurs on 9 tweets on Twitter. They use taboo language to show hatred, humiliate and contempt. Most of them do not try to avoid taboo language. It is seen from the data that not many people use euphemism to avoid taboo. This happens because the taboo language is used on twitter that people consider as a free media to speak about anything. Furthermore, the meaning of taboo language can be different, it depends on what the word refers and what the context of the sentence is. Then, the overall data shows that 410 males used taboo language either in the form of dysphemism or euphemism. Meanwhile, there are 293 data shows that women use taboo language. Besides, males use more taboo language to show masculinity aggressive and toughness. In otherhand, female will decide to use taboo language because female is emotional and expressive. Therefore, if there is something makes their emotional appear, spontaneously, she will express what she wants to say by using taboo language. Besides, because female is expressive they use emoticon on their tweet. To conclude, Twitter user use more dysphemism on their tweets. Then, male is the one who uses more taboo language than female because they are tough.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociolinguistics, Taboo language, Language and gender
Subjects: Social Groups
Social Groups > Language Groups
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 03:34
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 04:21
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/2837

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