Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Local Wisdom, INCOLWIS 2019, August 29-30, 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Pattern of Women's Education in Minangkabauthrough the Lingual Forms in the Myth of Palasik

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289002,
        author={R  Febrina and D N Syafar},
        title={Pattern of Women's Education in Minangkabauthrough the Lingual Forms in the Myth of Palasik},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Local Wisdom, INCOLWIS 2019, August 29-30, 2019, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={INCOLWIS},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={minangkabau myths palasik traditional education women},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289002}
    }
    
  • R Febrina
    D N Syafar
    Year: 2019
    Pattern of Women's Education in Minangkabauthrough the Lingual Forms in the Myth of Palasik
    INCOLWIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289002
R Febrina1,*, D N Syafar2
  • 1: Universitas Andalas Padang, Indonesia
  • 2: STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: riafebrina03@gmail.com

Abstract

The purposes of the research are (1) to describe the lingual forms used by Minangkabau people in developing in the myth of palasik; (2) to explain the functions and meanings of lingual forms in the myths of palasik used by the Minangkabau people; and (3) to explain the pattern of women’s education in Minangkabau through lingual forms in the palasik myth. The results of the research found that (1) the palasik myths developes in Minangnese society through lingual forms, such as the prohibition of pregnant women and nursing mothers to go outside the home; prohibition of drying baby clothes outside the home; the prohibition of avoiding people who follow Palasik black magic; obligation for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and babies to use amulets, attach garlic to clothes, and use white iron in their hands; and the obligation to wear an undershirt or reversed shirt to the baby; (2) the functions and meanings of lingual forms in palasik myths are spiritual functions to control social life and psychological functions to control individual life; and (3) the Minangnese have an educational pattern for women, especially for pregnant women and nursing mothers in taking care of themselves and babies.