Language In Society: The Relationship Between Language And Society

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Language is an important part of our life. Language and communication cannot separate. People use the language as a means of communication to express their ideas and feelings. They communicate either with each other using language in every social interaction; communicate with others directly or indirectly in the spoken and written form. Therefore, language is an important thing of communication in social life. In the social life, language and society are two things that support each other. It is impossible if there is society without language and there is language without society, because language is a device to communicate one to another (Adam J.H, 1982; 3). There is the study to organize between language and the society that is called sociolinguistics. …show more content…

Because of that, each community in the society has their own language and variety in having their communication. According to (Ivas Peter, 1995:80) state, that sociolinguistics is the science that studies of characteristic and function of the language variety the relationship between language with the characteristic and function in the language society. In communication in the society, there are many language variations such as register, slang, jargon, dialect, and socialist. Jargon /ˈdʒɑːɡ(ə)n/is one of the language variations in sociolinguistics and special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand (oxford dictionary). Jargon is the special language that used in the certain field in the society. There are many words that are unaccepted by the society in general and the outside of the group. The word ‘jargon’ comes from an old French word meaning ‘the twittering and chattering of birds’. It came into English in the fourteenth century, when its meaning extended to include ‘meaningless talk’ or ‘gibberish’. The Longman Dictionary of Business English defines jargon as …show more content… Describe and explain the meaning of jargon words in surfing term that commonly used by surfers speaking English in Kuta beach. 1.4 Scope of Discussion Related to the problem and aims of the study, the scope of study specified as follows: the first one, sometimes jargon is not effective for communicating and can be alienating. Jargon tells the listener that he or she does not belong in the conversation. Not only is jargon difficult for non-group member (outsider) to understand, it may cause confusion among fellow member who may have a different or incomplete understanding of the terms. Therefore, this study discusses the jargon words that commonly used among surfers in related to surfing sport only. The second one, there are so many surfers from all over the world who visit Kuta beach almost every single day. It may cause the use of jargon word vary according to their native country. Therefore, this study will focus only to native English speaker surfers from both The United States and

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