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

Research Article

Language in the Provincial Capital Public Space in the Perspective of Local Wisdom

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289009,
        author={S  Ladyanna and R  Almos},
        title={Language in the Provincial Capital Public Space in the Perspective of Local Wisdom},
        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={language public spaces local wisdom},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289009}
    }
    
  • S Ladyanna
    R Almos
    Year: 2019
    Language in the Provincial Capital Public Space in the Perspective of Local Wisdom
    INCOLWIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-8-2019.2289009
S Ladyanna1,*, R Almos1
  • 1: Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: sonezzaladyanna@hum.unand.ac.id

Abstract

The language used in public spaces in the provincial capital is the first form of communication that is immediately visible to the public. Language in public space must be accepted by society in general and perspective on local wisdom. Therefore, in this article, it is explained about the use of language in the provincial capital's public space and analysis of the perspective of local wisdom in the language used. This research is a qualitative research with pragmatic and anthropolinguistic analysis. The source of this research data is written language used in the public space of the capital of West Sumatra Province. Then, the data is analyzed in the framework of sociopragmatic and anthropolinguistic studies. From the analysis, it can be concluded that the language used in the public space of the provincial capital consists of regional languages, Indonesian, and foreign languages. The type of speech acts used are direct and indirect speech acts with locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary effects. The use of this form of language is an image of the local wisdom of the Minangkabau people as residents of the majority of the provincial capital.