IVAN, RAHMAT BUDI ANTO (2013) A STUDY OF SLANG USED INROUNDERS MOVIE. Diploma thesis, Universitas Andalas.

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Language can be divided into formal language and informal language. Formal and informal are reflected by the situation when language was used. Slang is categorized as informal language that used in informal situation. Slang is something that everyone often use but can not defined it precisely. It is more dynamic, metaphorical, and shorter-live than ordinary language. Slang has many function and varieties. They consist of a great number of vocabularies created continually and then forgotten. Slang is one example of language variation found in society. It represents certain culture, identity, and social group of someone. It is found in all language and all time periods. It varies from past to present and from region to region. Slang is only understood by certain community and also change by time. It means slang can be different in each area. Akmajian, et.al (1995:287) says that “specific areas of slang are often associated with a particular social of group and because anybody can speak of teenage slang, underworlds (criminal) slang, the slang of the drug culture, etc.”. Slang is evidence of creativity language user. The use of slang has introduced many new words that can be from the standard language and it can enrich the 3 language. For example, the word hellbent is considered as slang because there is a combination of two words: hell and bent. Slang hellbent means ‘reckless’. Fromkin and Rodman (1990:264) state that “ slang often consists of ascribing totally new meaning from old words”. Its means that slang also extend the meaning of word, such as grass and pot widened their meaning to ‘marijuana’. Slang is unconventional words or phrases that are used to express either something new or something old in new way. There are many interested things to be researched in slang area, one of them is the construction of slang. Maurer (2003:3) stated that “ slang created based on such forms as metaphor, simile, folk etymology, distortion of sounds in words, generalization, specialization, clipping, the use of acronyms, elevation and degeneration, and borrowings from foreign languages”. Slang spreads quickly because it is used in several television programs, especially music and movie. One of movies, which used several slang terms, is Rounders. It is a movie telling about two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a large debt. The scenes of this movie often occur around the casino. Slang may be found in the casino, because it is an informal place. Moreover, there is not appropriate to use formal language in the casino. Therefore, slang makes language more picturesque that give a great sense to this movie. There are many interested area to study in slang, one of them is the construction of slang as proposed by Jdewitt (2006). Slang used in this movie is categorized as poker slang. Therefore, the writer interested in conducting the research entitiled “A Study of Slang Used in Rounders Movie” in which the characters use slang.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Ms Ikmal Fitriyani Alfiah
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 04:18
URI: http://scholar.unand.ac.id/id/eprint/2916

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