IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(3): 236-241 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.3.179

Slang as Social Identity in Stand-Up Comedy Academy Indosiar: A Sociolinguistics Study

DewiAyuLarasati and SS M. Hum
Abstract—The objective of this study is to identify slang words or expressions relating to social identity used on the Indonesian TV show Stand-up Comedy Academy Indosiar, and to determine the meaning of slang terms used on the show. The writer uses sociolinguistics and the theory of social identity to analyze the slang words. The slang expressions are analyzed based on four categories of social identity, namely; gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. This study will employ the descriptive qualitative method. In collecting the data, the writer applies the purposive sampling technique by taking sentences or phrases from the dialogues that contain slang words, and providing the meanings of these phrases. In analyzing the data, the writer uses the social identity theory to determine the categories and the slang being used. The results of the study show that the slang expressions utilize the four categories of social identity.

Index Terms—Slang, social identity, sociolinguistic, stand-up comedy.

DewiAyuLarasati, SS, M. Hum are with English Department STBA Harapan, Medan, Indonesia (e-mail: dewiayularasaty@yahoo.com).

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Cite:DewiAyuLarasati and SS M. Hum, "Slang as Social Identity in Stand-Up Comedy Academy Indosiar: A Sociolinguistics Study," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 236-241, 2018.

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