Language and identity: A case study on matchmaking discourse (Javanese and Islamic perspectives)

Wahyudi, Ribut (2012) Language and identity: A case study on matchmaking discourse (Javanese and Islamic perspectives). Language, Discourse & Society, 1 (2). pp. 107-117. ISSN 2239-4192

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Abstract

Matchmaking is one of unique phenomena in Indonesian society, primarily in Javanese culture. It is said unique as it does not always happen in all circumstances. Religious consideration, shyness among both parties or one of them (either boy or girl), are factors to be match-made . Matchmaking is usually performed by the one having a closed relationship with both boy and girl considering to start a serious relationship. In this article, matchmaking is elaborated in the context where one of the parties is typical of a shy girl. The match maker is the girl’s relative who facilitated ‘’relationship establishment’’ with the writer. It is done through chatroom as the writer and the matchmaker were in a faraway distance (different countries). As the girl being mediated, match maker, and writer are from the same province having the same religion (Islam), the discourses performed were highly connected to the ethnic background, and Islamic discourses as the value system. In the case of Javanese perspective, the factors such as profession, wealth, religion and education are considered the satus of Individual Javanese (Dhofier, 1980). While, in Islamic teaching, having a religious husband or wife is highly recommended (see. www.islamweb.net). The interplay of these discourses highly govern the chatting interaction

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Javanese identity, Islamic discourse, value system, matchmaking and.marriage
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040303 Pragmatics - Talk in Interaction
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040399 Discourse and Pragmatics not elsewhere classified
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: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 07:58

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