EMOTIKON SEBAGAI KONTEKS MAKSUD DALAM CYBERPRAGMATICS (Emoticons as an Intended Context in Cyberpragmatics)

R. Kunjana Rahardi



This study aims to describe the emoticon manifestation as a context of pragmatic meaning in the study of cyberpragmatics. The research data is in the form of utterances in which emoticons are the background for describing certain purposes. The data were collected using the reading method accompanied by note-taking techniques. The data collected were then classified and typified. The data that had been typified was validated by applying the expert triangualation method. In addition to expert triangulation, the authors also carried out theoretical triangulation. The analytical method used in this research was the contextual analysis method or equivalent analysis. The steps used in the analysis were sequentially selection, classification, interpretation. The results of the research on the function of emoticons as context were presented as follows: (1) Emoticons provide an illustration of the pragmatic meaning of being happy; (2) Emoticons emphasize the purpose of laughter; (3) Emoticons provide an illustration of the affirmation of the pragmatic meaning of happiness; (4) Emoticons illustrate the pragmatic meaning of doubt; (5) Emoticons provide an overview of the pragmatic meaning of smiling activity; (6) Emoticons describe a person who is feeling shy; (7) Emoticons illustrate the pragmatic meaning of a secret sense; (8) Emoticons describe the pragmatic meaning of feeling disappointed; (9) Emoticon background pragmatic meaning is very disappointed; (10) Emoticons illustrate the pragmatic meaning of liking something.




Emoticons; Meaning Contexts; Cyberpragmatics; Virtual External Context

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