Generally, swear words are the words which are used to insult, or to
curse someone or something. The writer finds that swear words can be used easily
when the speakers are chatting, or have conversations with their friends without
causing any anger. Sometimes, such situations occurred from some groups of the
university students of Petra, and it seemed impossible not to find swear words in
the students' conversations ( Bens in Liedlich, 1973 : p. 101 ). In this study, the
writer wanted to see the kinds of swear words which were used by the some
groups of students in Petra, and also what those words were used for, because he
always befriends and communicated with them..
The writer used descriptive approach to analyze the data for this thesis.
First, he joined into his friends' conversations in the boarding houses, campus
corridors, and campus canteen, then recorded their conversations which gave the
possibility for the occurrences of swear words. The conversations recorded in the
cassettes were then transcribed. In the analysis, the occurrences of swear words
were classified into some situations of the speakers, whether they were angry /
disappointed, surprised, complained. In other situations, those words had no
definite meaning, or used to call their friends' n
analysis, all the occurrences of the swear words were put into the table of the
classifications of the obscene terms.
The final result of this study was that the swear word which was often
used was the swear word "jancok", and its abbreviated "cok". Besides, several
other swear words could also occur together at the same time.
(11492038) ANDREANTO ROSLI
(94-029) Aylanda Hidayati Dwi Nugroho
(82-006) Anneke Heritaningsih Tupan
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 1999
1. INDONESIAN LANGUAGE-DIALECTS
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 694; Andreanto Rosli (11492038)
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