Komunikasi lelucon Tok Nan: Denotasi dan konotasi sematik yang signifikan

Mary Fatimah, Subet and Nurul Jannah, Roslan (2017) Komunikasi lelucon Tok Nan: Denotasi dan konotasi sematik yang signifikan. In: UNIMAS Silver Jubilee Conference 2017, 18-20 October 2017, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

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Abstract

Humors if used wisely in speeches will attract the attention of audiences. The late Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hj.Adenan Hj Satem, jovially nicknamed as Tok Nan, the 5th Chief Minister of Sarawak used humors vastly and frequently in his speeches. His speeches were fun to listen at and thus often invited laughters. This research is done to identify humors in his speeches, analyzing the implicit meanings and put forward the reasons behind the usage. Fifteen Tok Nan's speeches were perused, analysed and transcribed. Words and utterances that are found to having elements of jokes are identified and randomly selected. The analyses were done by applying the denotation and connotation concepts meanings’ analyses in semantics. The study found that the elements of jokes used were a combination of several languages or dialects. This study also found that his speeches had specific meanings conveyed in jest. Proven as well were the funny words he used existed and are synonymous to that of a multiracial society in Sarawak which are collectively shared and understood. His jokes were well received because these humors indirectly entertained audiences, and thus conveyed and received without prejudice.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tok Nan, Semantics, Denotations, Connotations, Speeches, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 03:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19595

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