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The Lexicalization used by Malaysians in giving testimonials in Friendster

Livia, Moningka Clorinda (2007) The Lexicalization used by Malaysians in giving testimonials in Friendster. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Malaysians often mix the language between English and other borrowed language in their communication, for instance through Friendster. They also like using uncommon expression while they write a testimonial to their friends. Therefore, the writer is interested conducting a study of lexicalization used by Malaysians in giving testimonial in Friendster. Through this study, the writer wants to investigate the kinds of word formation process and Manglish features used by Malaysians. The main theory that the writer used is lexicalization by Traugott and Brinton, (2005). The approach of this study is qualitative descriptive. The writer collected twenty testimonials written by Malaysians in Friendster. Then, she analyzed the uncommon expressions unavailable in the dictionary. Furthermore, from the analysis, the writer found that Malaysians like using uncommon expressions while writing testimonials. In this case, the writer concludes that there are seven kinds of word formation used by Malaysians. Moreover, the new kind of word formation process found by the writer, was called addition. The writer also found fifteen particles belonging to Manglish features used by the Malaysians. Finally, the writer hopes that this thesis could be useful for the readers to know and understand deeply about lexicalization applied by Malaysians in giving testimonials in Friendster.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lexicalization, word formation, manglish, friendster
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 09:02
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/11926

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