Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Wangsalan as an indirect communication strategy in Banyumasan

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289783,
        author={Chusni  Hadiati and R. Pujo Handoyo},
        title={Wangsalan as an indirect communication strategy in Banyumasan},
        proceedings={Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CELL},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={wangsalan banyumasan genre strategy communication goals},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289783}
    }
    
  • Chusni Hadiati
    R. Pujo Handoyo
    Year: 2019
    Wangsalan as an indirect communication strategy in Banyumasan
    CELL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289783
Chusni Hadiati1,*, R. Pujo Handoyo1
  • 1: Jenderal Soedirman University, Purwokerto, Indonesia
*Contact email: chusni.hadiati@unsoed.ac.id

Abstract

Genre is used to signify a literary form. In its development, it is not exclusively used in literary form but also in daily conversation. Wangsalan frequently used in daily conversation is one of Javanese traditional genres which is basically constituted by two main parts, riddle and content. It is an indirect communication strategy commonly used by the member of society to deliver message. Banyumas is a district in Central Java which has a particular language variety called Banyumasan. Banyumasan is a dialect of standard Javanese with its particular phonological and lexical features. Banyumasan is recognized by its directness nevertheless it still utilizes wangsalan in its daily basis as an indirect communication strategy. It is used to praise, to advise, to mock, to warn, to inform, and to beg. This article reveals how Banyumasan employs wangsalan to achieve communication goals.