The English jargon of Indonesian DotA gamers’ community

Chimawan, Azkur (2013) The English jargon of Indonesian DotA gamers’ community. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

Jargon is a specialized vocabulary often used in every area of life, expertise, and work environment that is not understood by others. Indonesian DotA gamers’ community uses jargon in both the game and outside the game either in chatting or everyday conversation in daily communication. The use of English jargon to communicate with people outside the group makes interlocutors not understand the jargon because it has a different meaning from the meaning understood by the public. The problem then in this study is what the English jargons are used by Indonesian DotA gamers’ community and what the functions of the DotA English jargons are in both chatting and daily conversation?. The data of this research are conversation of Indonesian DotA gamers’ community that containing the jargon. They were collected through technique of observation, interview and recording and analyzed by qualitative method and descriptive method to explain the research. The results obtained are as follows: Researcher discovers 49 jargon used by Indonesian DotA gamers’ community, they are "GG", "SWT "," Noob ", and" copz ". Jargon comprises a single word, complex words, phrases, and abbreviations. The criteria of Indonesian DotA gamers’ community’s jargon are a specialized vocabulary, and abbreviations. The functions of the jargon 1. To make the communication easier between gamers of DotA 2. To show the identity of group, 3. To insult and crack joke, 4. To differentiate from other groups, 5. To promote in solidarity. It is concluded that, the English jargon is often used in the community to communicate either in the game or in everyday conversation that serves to facilitate to make the communication easier between gamers of DotA and make their interlocutors most misunderstood.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jargon; Criteria; DotA; Community; Function of jargon;
Subjects: Communities
English
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 01:23
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 04:37
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/55

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