Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Jargon Used in Kaskus

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306686,
        author={I Nyoman  Mayusa and I Gede  Frediyana},
        title={The Jargon Used in Kaskus},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar Social Science, Humanities and Education, ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISSHE},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={jargon; kinds of jargon; kaskus},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306686}
    }
    
  • I Nyoman Mayusa
    I Gede Frediyana
    Year: 2021
    The Jargon Used in Kaskus
    ISSHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-11-2020.2306686
I Nyoman Mayusa1,*, I Gede Frediyana1
  • 1: Faculty of Letters, Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: nyoman.mayusa@gmail.com

Abstract

This study intends to find out the kinds of jargon used in Kaskus forum. The method applied in this study is a descriptive method which the data are described qualitatively through semantic point of view. The basic theory used in this study is taken from the theory of Fromkin and Rodman in their book entitled An Introduction to Language. Based on analysis of kinds of jargon used in Kaskus, it was found that there are three kinds of jargon found in Kaskus. Furthermore, the three kinds of jargon found in Kaskus are classified into three categories. The first is jargon related user’s reputation, second is related to buying and selling activities, and the last one is related to popular utterance. In conclusion, Jargon is a special language that is used in a particular field, a particular environment, and a particular situation. In Kaskus Forum, it discovered that there are 114 words considered as jargon from Kaskus.