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Edisi : Vol.1, No.1 (2012)
Judul : ON DIRTY WORDS: AN ATTEMPT TO INTIMATE THE CONUNDRUM OF THE SIN
Penulis : YAZID BASTHOMI
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Abstract: This article analyzes the use of dirty words with reference to sociolinguistic
and Saussurean conceptual frameworks. It starts with a personal-anecdotal account
on the difficulties in dealing with didactic issues in relation to the use of dirty
words. In the guise of tackling the problem sociolinguistic explanation is pursued
which in the end shows that sociolinguistic explanation is not really adequate to
handle the issue. This relates to the possible notion that dirty words might be
enacted as a (very) personal expression devoid of any physical addressees. Saussurean
linguistic concepts are also explored and yet similar to the sociolinguistic explanation
also lacks explanatory rigor in that the Saussurean materiality approach
affirms that dirty words are neutral in their very materiality. A hypothetical proposition
to deal with dirty words will conclude the article.

Kata Kunci : dirty words sociolinguistics matter of convention
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