AN ANALYSIS OF PUNS IN INSTAGRAM

Rahayu, Imel Chintya (2017) AN ANALYSIS OF PUNS IN INSTAGRAM. Other thesis, Unika Soegijapranata Semarang.

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Abstract

As one of language phenomenon, puns nowadays are widespread in various forms of media. This study deals with types and function of puns in social media specifically Instagram. The puns were applied on Instagram in a form of verbal (textual) visual puns which combine those two aspects in forming the pun itself. This study aims to identify the types of puns, and to analyze the function of puns in Instagram. The visual image data were taken from the posts of Instagram user accounts. In collecting the data, the writer used Instagram application and took screenshots of the visual data. Qualitative method was employed in this study to analyze the data. The result of the study showed that there are 41 visual image puns in four types. The writer found 12 homonymy puns, 3 homophony puns, 4 homography puns and 22 paronymy puns on Instagram. This study also revealed that several puns in Instagram play on similarities between two words in two different languages which are in this case Indonesian and English to produce amusing puns. In addition, the writer discovered three functions of puns in Instagram including humor, satire and cleverness. The most dominant function of puns is purely for the humorous purpose. Pun in this function creates amusement through the play on words that contains topic about familiar daily life or recent issues at that time.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: 000 Computer Science, Information and General Works > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Divisions: Faculty of Language and Art > Department of English Literature
Depositing User: Mrs Christiana Sundari
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 05:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 05:00
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/20642

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