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A STUDY OF JARGON USED BY COMMUNITY OF DOTA GAMERS IN UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG

Sholeh, Erwan (2015) A STUDY OF JARGON USED BY COMMUNITY OF DOTA GAMERS IN UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Jargon is one of language varieties that is used based on the use or some purposes. This study was intended to investigate phenomenon of jargon used by the students as community of Dota gamers in University of Muhammadiyah Malang. In this study, the writer used descriptive qualitative design which described the phenomena about the jargon used by community of Dota gamers. The subjects of this study were 56 Dota gamers from any majors and any faculties in University of Muhammadiyah Malang. The instruments used to collect the data were observation, interview and documentation. In the observation, the writer observed the words spoken and written during the game played by the gamers passively without being involved and influence them. So, in collecting the data, the writer used non-participant observation.The result of this study showed that there were 50 jargons used by the community of Dota gamers. Furthermore, there were only three technical terms from the theories of word formation process used to form the jargons. They were coinage, borrowing and clipping. Furthermore, it was also found that some jargons found do not belong to theory of word formation process. From those three technical terms, it was found that the Dota gamers tended to use borrowing than others. In addition, in case of understanding jargonÂ’s meaning, the writer used associative meaning as each word needed to be clarified to avoid misunderstanding. From all jargons found by the writer in community of Dota gamers in University of Muhammadiyah Malang, the writer concluded that jargons are specific languages used by the specific community, they are short, relax, informal and difficult to understand even though they seem like the standard language because they have different meanings and functions. Further, Jargons can be used in both oral and written forms.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 03:10
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 03:10
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21706

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