Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Ideology and Linguistic Realization of Political Contestation by The Prospective Presidential Candidates of the Republic of Indonesia Pre-2024 Election

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342255,
        author={Amrin  Saragih and Feriyanti Elina Gultom and Zulfidar  Zulfidar},
        title={Ideology and Linguistic Realization of Political  Contestation by The Prospective Presidential  Candidates of the Republic of Indonesia Pre-2024  Election},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIESC},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={ideology linguistic realization pre-2024 election political contestation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342255}
    }
    
  • Amrin Saragih
    Feriyanti Elina Gultom
    Zulfidar Zulfidar
    Year: 2024
    Ideology and Linguistic Realization of Political Contestation by The Prospective Presidential Candidates of the Republic of Indonesia Pre-2024 Election
    ICIESC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342255
Amrin Saragih1,*, Feriyanti Elina Gultom2, Zulfidar Zulfidar3
  • 1: English Applied Linguistics Study Program, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia, 20221
  • 2: The English Department Program of Faculty Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia 20221
  • 3: Public Relations Affairs, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia, 20221
*Contact email: amrinsaragih@unimed.ac.id

Abstract

This study delves into the ideological underpinnings of prospective presidential candidates in Indonesia's 2024 pre-election period. Through qualitative descriptive methods, it analyzes the content, linguistic nuances, and motivations behind their political statements. The data, drawn from sources like newspapers, television, and social media, focuses on Anis Rasyid Baswedan, Ganjar Pranowo, and Prabowo Subianto. Employing Halliday's systemic functional linguistics framework, the research uncovers distinct leadership ideologies, linguistic styles, and their underlying justifications. This work not only advances applied linguistics, especially in the realm of political discourse analysis, but also serves as a valuable tool for voters seeking to grasp candidates' ideologies for the 2024 elections, potentially mitigating societal tensions. Furthermore, it enriches political and language education for the public, bolstering UNIMED's academic resources in discourse analysis and systemic functional linguistics.