THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF GRAFFITI ARTS USED IN SURAKARTA

RAYMONDA, ANDREAS (2008) THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF GRAFFITI ARTS USED IN SURAKARTA. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

This research paper studies the register, function, and style of graffiti art. The objects of this research are the linguistic forms of graffiti art pictures which are written on the wall in the range of Surakarta city. The data sources are grouped into two; first is derived from the picture of the wall and second is derived from the picture of the questionnaire. The data are limited only for the pictures which are originally created by local grafters of Surakarta. In collecting the data, the researcher uses both observation and documentation method. The objectives of this research are to analyze the kinds of register, the functions, and the styles of graffiti art found in Surakarta. The researcher uses sociolinguistics’ theory in analyzing the data. There are two theories mentioned in this research: first is the theory of Hymes SPEAKING and second is Halliday’s theory of field, tenor, and mode. Therefore, Hymes SPEAKING theory is chosen to help the researcher in analyzing the context of the data. The results of this research paper are: firstly, there are three types of register which are categorized by their class of word. The registers are in a form of noun, adjective, and verb. Secondly, there are seven functions of graffiti art pictures found in Surakarta: the function of (1) spreading popularity, (2) asking people to do goodness, (3) celebrating events, (4) confessing grafter’s feeling, (5) motivating people, (6) advertising a shop, and (7) giving farewell gift. Thirdly, there are seven styles of graffiti arts which are written by local grafters of Surakarta. The styles are bubble, fade, 3D, tribal, throw-up, blockbuster, and wack.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: graffiti art, register, function, style.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Maria Husnun Nisa
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2010 00:11
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/2294

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