Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

How Slang Contributes to Euphemism in Communication: A Case Study of Widal Slang Language (WSL) of Sundanese Society in Sukabumi, West Java Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301407,
        author={Lusi  Susilawati and Gugun  Gunardi and Dian  Indira and Elvi  Citraresmana},
        title={How Slang Contributes to Euphemism in Communication: A Case Study of Widal Slang Language (WSL) of Sundanese Society in Sukabumi, West Java Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communication, Language, Literature, and Culture, ICCoLLiC 2020, 8-9 September 2020, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCOLLIC},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={widal slang language taboo euphemism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301407}
    }
    
  • Lusi Susilawati
    Gugun Gunardi
    Dian Indira
    Elvi Citraresmana
    Year: 2020
    How Slang Contributes to Euphemism in Communication: A Case Study of Widal Slang Language (WSL) of Sundanese Society in Sukabumi, West Java Indonesia
    ICCOLLIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-9-2020.2301407
Lusi Susilawati1,*, Gugun Gunardi1, Dian Indira1, Elvi Citraresmana1
  • 1: Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang Indonesia
*Contact email: lusi17001@mail.unpad.ac.id

Abstract

The article discusses the phenomena of euphemistic expressions as slang language in Sukabumi West Java Indonesia. This language is called Widal Slang Language (WSL). In order to analyze the the phenomenon of slang language usage, the researchers applied Discourse Completion Task (DCT) which was deployed to 70 adolescent respondents. The results show that there were 50% of respondents used WSL in euphemism in communicating with adults to hide embarrassment, disgusting objects and activities related to them, for comfort, to show politeness, to respect others and to avoid dispute.