Esti Kholisa Hasanah, Ahadi Sulissusiawan, Patriantoro Patriantoro


Slang words used by teenagers on social media have spread and deviated from standard Indonesian. If left unchecked, it can lead to language errors in everyday life. This article was conducted to find out the form, meaning, and function of slang words. The method used in this research is descriptive method. The source of data in this study is Kevin Systrom in the social media he made, namely Instagram and its users. The technique used in this research is an indirect technique in the form of a documentation study. The tools used in this research are gadgets, stationery, and laptops. The results of this study indicate that there are 101 slang words in the comments column on Instagram @indozone.id in the span of one month, namely August 2021 consisting of 18 phoneme additions, 28 phoneme omissions, 23 word shortening, 7 use of the prefix meng-, 6 reversal of letter arrangement, and 19 new vocabulary. There are 86 denotative meanings and 15 connotative meanings. There are 13 slang words to create an atmosphere of humor, 24 to express feelings, 25 to familiarize, 23 to mock or criticize, 9 to soften words, and 7 to keep the conversation secret. Thus, the slang words that are made and used by teenagers on social media along with their meanings and functions according to the context are very diverse.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jppk.v11i8.56775


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