SLANG WORDS FORMATION PROCESSES IN AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

Kharisma Kharisma, Meisuri Meisuri, Citra Anggia Putri

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The thesis dealt with the slang words formation processes used in an Instagram account. The objective of this study was to find out the types of word formation processes that occur in the slang words used in an Instagram account. The study was conducted by using descriptive qualitative method. The data were taken from the follower’s comment of 9GagInstagram account. The data were analysed based on the theory proposed by Yule (2010). The findings indicated that there were 92 slang words used in 9Gag Instagram account, they were clipping 24 utterances, coinage 21 utterances, compounding 12 utterances, acronym 11 utterances, blending 10 utterances, multiple processes 5 utterances, borrowing 4 utterances, conversion 3 utterances, and derivation 2 utterances.

Keywords: Slang Words, Word Formation, Instagram Account.


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