Proceedings of the 1st Warmadewa International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanity, WICSTH 2021, 7-8 September 2021, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

Metaphors in Balinese Discourse

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317735,
        author={I Nyoman Kardana},
        title={Metaphors in Balinese Discourse},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Warmadewa International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanity, WICSTH 2021, 7-8 September 2021, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WICSTH},
        year={2022},
        month={6},
        keywords={metaphorical language; character; ecotourism; moral values},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317735}
    }
    
  • I Nyoman Kardana
    Year: 2022
    Metaphors in Balinese Discourse
    WICSTH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317735
I Nyoman Kardana1,*
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa
*Contact email: ikardana@yahoo.com

Abstract

Balinese language is one of the local languages that becomes the pride of Balinese people. Balinese language is used by its speakers in their daily communication. Balinese language has a lot of local values that are worth preserving. Therefore, it also has a very big role in maintaining and developing Balinese culture and to strengthen the character of Balinese young generation. Through the metaphors found in Balinese discourses, Balinese speakers can convey moral values to the young generation in order to grow and strengthen their character. The results of the study show that Balinese metaphors can use references in the form of inanimate objects, animals, and plants. They are used to convey orders, requests, satire, praise, and suggestions. The meaning of the metaphors are commonly to carry certain messages related to people's lives regarding good-bad attitudes and behavior, polite and impolite, as well as what is appropriate and inappropriate in their own culture. In addition, the metaphorical language reflects a harmonious relationship between humans and their environment so that the environment needs to be protected and preserved. In this regard, it is important to preserve metaphors found in Balinese discourses as one of the efforts to develop ecotourism in Bali.