A SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF NICKNAMES USED BY CHATTERS IN SURABAYA ROOM OF YAHOO! CHAT

Desi Asih Ristanti, 120730408 (2010) A SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF NICKNAMES USED BY CHATTERS IN SURABAYA ROOM OF YAHOO! CHAT. Thesis thesis, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA.

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Abstract

People’s names and nicknames have important roles in depicting their identities. Some people intentionally change their names in order to show different identities or impressions about them. This case is common in Internet chatting, because people are given the options to alter their names as they wish. Their sign-in names or the nicknames they create are used not only to identify themselves but also to reflect their personalities. In this study, the writer collects the nicknames used by the chatters in the Surabaya Room of Yahoo! Chat as the data. The total number of nicknames collected is 223, of which 64 nicknames were from 12.00-13.00, 77 from 17.00-18.00, and 82 from 23.00-00.00. Based on the data collected, the writer managed to produce a new classification comprising twelve main categories and one category of nicknames using real names. The twelve categories are nicknames related to gender; places, physical appearances and adjectives; famous names; flora and fauna; sex motives; punning on language, typography and sounds; professions or magical beings; provocative or swear words; internet or computer terms; and characters in TVs, films or fairytales. The three different times – in the afternoon, in the evening, and at night – also show some differences in the nicknames used by the chatters. The nicknames commonly used by chatters in the afternoon are those related to physical appearances or adjectives

Item Type: Thesis (Thesis)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS.BE 61/10 Ris s
Uncontrolled Keywords: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - SEMANTIC
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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Desi Asih Ristanti, 120730408UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorDeny A. Kwary, S.S.,M.HumUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Tn Septian Eko Budianto
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 01:56
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/26829
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