Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Diction as a Representation of Indigenous People in Indonesian Short Stories of Bobo Children’s Magazine

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308913,
        author={Ika  Nurhayani and Muhammad  Rozin},
        title={Diction as a Representation of Indigenous People          in Indonesian Short Stories of Bobo Children’s Magazine},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISCS},
        year={2021},
        month={6},
        keywords={diction indigenous people indonesia children short stories},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308913}
    }
    
  • Ika Nurhayani
    Muhammad Rozin
    Year: 2021
    Diction as a Representation of Indigenous People in Indonesian Short Stories of Bobo Children’s Magazine
    ISCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308913
Ika Nurhayani1,*, Muhammad Rozin1
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
*Contact email: inurhayani@ub.ac.id

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the representation of indigenous people in Indonesia in short stories of Bobo children’s magazine by describing what and how indigenous people are represented through diction in the short stories. The paper uses qualitative content analysis to analyse the short stories as texts and to discover the types of indigenous people represented with diction in the stories. The authors found two short stories about indigenous people of Dieng Plateau and Nias. The findings show diction of the stories is mostly informal and colloquial Indonesian and indigenous terms used in the short stories were limited to several words related to places, specific food, names of rituals, instruments of the rituals, and dances. The current research thus has filled the gap by providing findings related to the indigenous diction used in short stories of children’s magazine in Indonesia.