Iban Sebuyau Youth Slang: Radial Network Category Framework Analysis

Clinton, Ringit and Hamidah, Abdul Wahab (2020) Iban Sebuyau Youth Slang: Radial Network Category Framework Analysis. Sains Humanika, 12 (1). pp. 31-44. ISSN 2289-6996

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Abstract

Slang is a free-grammatical rule of language phenomenon that exhibits the invention of vocabulary in a community groups in order to strengthen social identity. Overall, there are 15 data of Iban Sebuyau teenagers slang which has been acquired and separated into noun categories (eight data) and verbs (seven data). This study will analyze seven types of words of Iban Sebuyau teenagers’ slang in Sarawak via the verb category. Besides, the slang of Iban Sebuyau teenagers’ data will be examined based on the Radial Network Category Framework as suggested by Lakoff (1987). Accordingly, this study applied qualitative methods to obtain field sampling based on 10 teenagers in Sebuyau which has been selected based on their comprehension on the slang. As a result, the findings shows that there are in total of 7 data of Iban Sebuyau teenagers slang has been obtained in verb categories such as merueh, ngaga’ peta, ngangat nyawa, belagu, nunjuk langit, melabur, and fogging. Overall, the Radial Network Category Framework approach able to describe the extensive meaning of Iban Sebuyau teenagers slang.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slang; meaning extension; Iban youth; Radial Network Category Framework, 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: Tuah
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2020 04:00
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 04:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/32719

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