Lexical and Cultural Meanings Found in Curse Words of Turkish Students: An Ethnolinguistic Analysis

Fikri, Maulana Muhammad and Rofiq, Zainur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4723-1175 Lexical and Cultural Meanings Found in Curse Words of Turkish Students: An Ethnolinguistic Analysis. Research Report. N/A. (Unpublished)

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Human communicates through languages, integrated, and spread rapidly in this globalization era, converging the two most noticeable aspects of social livelihood, culture and language. The linguistic bridge between the two is called ethnolinguistics in this research, is used specifically studies lexical and cultural meanings from certain utterances, such as swear words. This study aims to describe the lexical and cultural meanings of Turkish students' swear words and find out the factors that influence these swear words, according to the cultural semantic approach. This research is field research to find data according to the field, primary data in this study are various kinds of Turkish students swear words, through direct interviews with related participants. Researchers use several methods for data collecting, which are unstructured interview method, unstructured observation method, documentation method, and triangulation, also with the Miles and Huberman data analysis technique. The results reveal a spectrum of lexical meanings associated with Turkish profanities, ranging from expressions of frustration and anger to informal bonding among friends. These linguistic expressions carry cultural significance deeply rooted in the historical evolution of the language, emphasizing the dynamic nature of language use within Turkish society. Notably, the frequent use of profanities targeting females reflects the patriarchal dimensions of Turkish culture. In summary, the research underscores how language, serving as a potent vehicle for cultural expression, encapsulates the core dynamics of society. Beyond the linguistic sphere, the study offers perspectives into the cultural fabric of Turkish society, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, and the implications of linguistic choices on social interactions. As global communication continues to evolve, the investigation of ethnolinguistic phenomena becomes increasingly pertinent in fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Item Type: Research (Research Report)
Keywords: Lexical, Cultural, Ethnolinguistics, Turkish, Curse
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) > 20040599 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Mr. Zainur Rofiq
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2023 08:28


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