ISLLCE 2019 Conference

The Analysis of Katakana-go in Online Media Asahi Shimbun Dijitaru
Esther Hesline Palandi

Politeknik Negeri Malang


Katakana-go in Japanese is currently experiencing tremendous development. This phenomenon is certainly related to the process of globalization. The use of new terms in science and technology reforms indirectly enriches Japanese vocabulary. As information technology develops more rapidly, more and more foreign terms enter the Japanese. The problem is how the process of forming the katakana-go vocabulary in the discourse of the main Asahi Shimbun articles, and how the meaning of the formed katakana-go. The purpose of this study is to describe the process of formation and adaptation of the Japanese language to the language rules and cultural characteristics that are unique and become a beautiful harmonization in Japan. The analytical method used is a descriptive method. This study uses an interpretive phenomenological framework. Data collection methods: observation (triangulation and validation); and documentation (transliteration and clarification). Analysis of the data in this study: data reduction (data selection & identification); data exposure (data transcription & interpretation); and data inference (data verification & description). The analysis shows that, a. The spelling of katakana-go adapted to Japanese spelling or Japanization first. This process is called phoneme change. b. The form of words in katakana-go some undergo a process of merging and abbreviating. This process is called morpheme change. c. The meaning of the word in Katakana-go changed. This process is called meaning change.

Keywords: katakana-go, online media, phoneme changes, morpheme changes, shifts in meaning

Topic: Language


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