The Used of Euphemism in Torajanese: Sociolinguistics Study

Authors : Yulce R. Tandiliku; Abdul Hakim Yassi; Hamzah A. Machmoed

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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This research aims to find out (1) The types of euphemism used in Rambu Tuka’ , Rambu Solo’ ritual speech that used in Tana Toraja (2) The meaning of euphemism in Rambu Tuka’ , Rambu Solo’ ritual that used in Tana Toraja . This research was carried out at Gasing village, Mengkendek sub-district, Tana Toraja. The research design employed was descriptive qualitative. Data were collected from field and library research. The data consist of the recordings of ritual text of Rambu Tuka’ and Rambu Solo’ and other supporting sources. The result shows that there are some types of euphemism that exist in Rambu Tuka’ and Rambu Solo’ ritual speech in Tana Toraja, they are: circumlocution, figurative expression, hyperbole, jargon loan words, repetition, symbolic, and affirmation, with the dominant types is circumlocution. In the ritual text there are also three types of euphemisms that are not found in theory by Allan and Burridge that researcher used in this research, namely: repetition, and affirmation. For the next study, researcher suggest about contrastive study. Contrastive study is needed about types of euphemism between English and Indonesian as well as regional languages that are there to be comparison material in order to see cultural differences in western countries and Indonesi..

Keywords : Euphemism, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Types of Meaning, Torajanese.


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