Discourse of Indonesian language in public domain: its use in public debate prior to the presidential election 2019




language, motivation, personality, politeness


This paper discusses the use of Indonesian language in the public domain, especially in public debate. It aims to give readers an understanding of its use in the public debate before the presidential election 2019, which has worried the people. The use of Indonesian through lexical choices that contain slander, incitement, and hate speech can threaten the nation's unity. Therefore, the issues discussed are: (1) What is the thing behind using the language having negative meaning? (2) What is the impact on the personal development of the nation? (3) How to avoid using language that is not following our national identity? These three research questions are discussed using deconstruction and ethnography of speaking methods. By applying these two methods, the results show that the speakers with a particular 'motivation' have created and developed a new system of deviation along with the hope that they can play the ‘language market’, the value of language production making one’s position that he is right and tries to influent people in order to believe in perception he has built.


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Laksana, I. K. D. (2021). Discourse of Indonesian language in public domain: its use in public debate prior to the presidential election 2019. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 922-934. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1477



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