IDENTIFYING JAVANESE SOCIAL LEVEL THROUGH THE FORMS OF ADDRESS IN UMAR KAYAM’S MANGAN ORA MANGAN KUMPUL

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  • DIAN FEBRIANTI Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Universitas Brawijaya

Abstract

Keywords: Social level, Javanese people, forms of address, Mangan Ora   Mangan Kumpul Forms of address have a tight relationship with culture. By understandingthe forms of address, people can understand about a culture of the society who use it. The society that is designated by this research is Javanese. Furthermore,Mangan Ora Mangan Kumpul is chosen as the data source because of somereasons, for example this book contains a lot of Javanese values. There are twoproblems proposed in this research, those are: (1) what are the forms of address used in Mangan Ora Mangan Kumpul? (2) how do the forms of address in Mangan Ora Mangan Kumpul reflect social level among Javanese people?This research applies qualitative research approach, explanative as theresearch purpose, primary data source, social interaction as the unit analysis,document as the technique of collecting data, content analysis as the data analysis, and the last is triangulation as the research validation.The result of this research found that forms of addess are divided into three functions; to designate people who are from a higher, a same or a lower social level than the addresser. Forms of address to designate people from highersocial level are anda, panjenengan, sampeyan, Pakde, Engkoh, Bapak, Bune, Mas, and mBakyu. Forms of address to designate people from same social level are kamu, kau, kalian, (characters’ name), (characters’ nickname), Profesor andDokter. The last, forms of address to designate people from lower social level are kamu, kau, kalian, Tole, Adik, (characters’ name), and (characters’ nickname).The social level of Javanese people in this novel mostly identified by socio-economic capability and age of persons. There are some incorrect uses ofthe address forms applied by the characters in the novel. It happened because of some reasons, such as social distance and joke. Those incorrect uses are: (a) Anda is used to designate a person who is from the same social level (socio-economic aspect), (b) Sampeyan is not used to only designate people from higher social level, but also people from lower social level (socio economic aspect). This form actually also can be used to decrease a respect feeling to the addressee, (c) Bune is not used to only designate people from higher social level, but also people from same social level (age gap and socio-economic aspects), (d) Mas is not used to only designate people from higher social level, but also people from lower social level (socio-economic aspect).

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