FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE OF LARVUL NGABAL CUSTOMARY LAW TEXT ON KEI SPEECH COMMUNITY
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The text of Larvul Ngabal customary law is a text of Kei speech community cultural product. It represents cultural convention of the speech community to organize orderly and civilized social life. The analysis of figurative language meaning in this text use figurative concepts of Dancygier and Sweetser (2014), Clark (2013), and the concept of metaphor by Saeed (2016). The research approach in this study is qualitative approach with method of text analysis by Lehtonen (2000). Based on the research theoretical concepts and approaches, in this text, there are three norms of life, namely the norms of protection of life right, protection of women right, and protection of property right. To express the three basic norms, this text uses symbolic figurative language originating from the human body. The figurative language found in this text consists of: (1) metaphor, (2) metonymy, (3), sarcasm, and (4) hyperbole. Based on the phenomenon of figurative language in the text, it can be said that this text uses figurative language based on social cognition in Kei speech community.
Book Review ‘Satu Abad Majlis Raja-Raja 1897-1997’ (Malay Version)
Written by Dato’ Nik Abdul Rashid bin Nik Abdul Majid, this book is dedicated to His Majesty Tuanku Ja’afar, His Royal Highness the Kings, His Excellency, Yang Di Pertua, Yang Berhormat Perdana Menteri, Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and all the Most Honorable Ministers and Chief Ministers, members of the family of writers and anyone who values information and enjoys knowledge