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THE STUDY OF "LEBAY" WORDS USED BY TWITTER USERS IN TWEETING

SARI, KARINA (2012) THE STUDY OF "LEBAY" WORDS USED BY TWITTER USERS IN TWEETING. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This research tries analyzed the use of "Lebay" words by Twitter users in Tweeting. The word of "Lebay" is a hyperbole that becomes an attractive figurative language. Despite the fact that it is certainly acceptable for people to use "Lebay". In most societies, males and females communicate freely with one another using "Lebay" in Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication. Therefore, almost everyday, new of "Lebay" expressions appear in social network, like as Facebook, Twitter, My space, Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger, etc. Based on above phenomena, this research consists of two main ideas. First, the "Lebay" words used by Twitter users. second, the reason of using "Lebay" words in twitter users tweets. In order to answer the question that mentions above, this research uses an observation, interviewing, and document analysis. The result of the research showed that there are three characteristics of "Lebay" words used by twitter users. They are repitition of letters, a new word formation, and "Lebay" in sentence. In order to find out the reason, the writer asks twitter users directly about their "Lebay" words in their tweets. The writer found out that emotions became the main reason why twitter users used "Lebay" words easily in their communication, especially Twitter. Although "Lebay" words is a phenomena in daily life, but the reason of "Lebay" words is not only a new trend in language but also the emotions in the writer itself.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 04:12
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 03:40
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/29271

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