Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Use of Code Switching in Responding to “Viral” Status on Instagram

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315604,
        author={Istiqamah  Ardila},
        title={The Use of Code Switching in Responding to “Viral” Status on Instagram},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={code switching; viral; instagram},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315604}
    }
    
  • Istiqamah Ardila
    Year: 2022
    The Use of Code Switching in Responding to “Viral” Status on Instagram
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315604
Istiqamah Ardila1,*
  • 1: English Education Department, STAI Rasyidiyah Khalidiyah Amuntai, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
*Contact email: ardilaistiqamah@gmail.com

Abstract

The popularity of Instagram really affects Indonesian people which anyone can share their pictures, videos, or words as status. Some of the status become viral and make thousands of comments come in responding to the viral status. Indonesian people usually switch their language in their communication online and offline. The researcher is interested in analyzing the comments of Indonesian people in responding the viral status on Instagram. The data focuses on comments of two viral scandal status uploaded on Instagram that have code switching. The function of code switching such as lack of facility, lack of register, mood of speaker, to show identity with a group and so on are found in the comments under three kinds of code-switching: tag-switching, intersentential code switching, and intrasentential code switching. This findings indicates that Indonesian people will switch their language to express their minds as well as feelings and make variation in their language.