An Analysis of Medical Jargon in Cartoons and Memes

Sulaiman, Muda (2016) An Analysis of Medical Jargon in Cartoons and Memes. Other thesis, UNIKA SOEGIJAPRANATA.

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Abstract

Jargon is a part of Sociolinguistics study; it tends to be a specific and occupational language so outsiders feel difficult to understand. The writer found that jargon existed in the online cartoons and meme pictures related to medical-related situation. In this study, the writer analyzed jargon words found in medical-related cartoons and memes, and analyzed semantical and morphological process underwent by those words to find the meaning and word formation. The writer used three theories in this research, they are Sociolinguistics, Semantics and Morphology. Qualitative research method was used in this thesis research. First of all, pictures were collected from online sources. Then, the writer analyzed and validated that the words were medical jargon words. As a result, 24 jargon words can be classified as medical jargon words. With regard to word formation, 19 (79%) jargon words are from borrowing process, 6 (25%) jargon words have suffix process, 2 (8%) jargon words have prefix process, 2 (8%) jargon words are from compounding process, 8 (33%) jargon words are from multiple processes and 5 (20%) jargon words have no word formation process. Key words: medical-related jargon, word formation process, online cartoons, meme

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art > Department of English Literature
Depositing User: Mr Ignatius Eko Budi Setiono
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 05:10
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 05:10
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/12923

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