Language Style of Contradiction andExaggeration in Minangkabau Language [chapter]

Yessy Prima Putri, Ike Revita, Gusdi Sastra
2019 Proceeding of The 4th International Seminar on Linguistics (ISOL-4)  
The language style is a way of expressing thoughts through language that shows the soul and personality of the writer or user of language explicitly. Minangkabau cultures have a rich tradition and literature. Minang language has four variations of speech that commonly used as the foundation for speech. This variation of speech is called Kato nan Ampek (four speeches level); it is a daily way of speaking among Minangkabau society base on the social status of the speaker. Kato nan Ampek is the
more » ... nan Ampek is the philosophy of Minang speakers to talk. Minang speakers usually use parable language styles. They rarely say anything with direct sentences. This discussion emphasizes the language style of contradiction. This study only discusses the language styles of irony and hyperbole. In principle, the contradiction of language style is senior style or rhetoric to create a certain impression on our communicating partners consisting of conveying different words with actual intentions, but for readers, listeners, who are expected to get the delivery. This study found that language style of irony in Minangkabau language was different from irony in Indonesian. Interlocutors can directly understand irony sentences delivered by speakers where the meaning is contrary to what is said. In contrast, irony in Minangkabau language, the interlocutor must know the context of the conversation then understand what the speaker wants to convey. Besides hyperbole, which is commonly found in Minang language, to express things that contain excessive meaning, in general, Minangkabau society use hyperbolic language styles.
doi:10.2478/9783110680027-040 fatcat:ni3c74wpkfc7zciyuz6fmhniie