Language, Social Media and Citizens in the Covid Pandemic 19
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.106How to use a DOI?
- social media, net citizen, sociolinguistics, pragmatics
The Covid-19 pandemic caused a big wave that resulted in changes in various sides of life in the world, including the use of language on social media by netizens. Therefore, the purpose of writing this article is to explain the use of language on social media by netizens in the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the relationship between language, social media, and netizens in the Covid-19 pandemic. The data in this study are the language and content of utterances used by netizens on social media in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic. Sources of data in this study are uploads related to the Covid-19 pandemic on the social media of Indonesian citizens, including the Indonesian government. Data were analyzed through sociolinguistic and pragmatic studies. Based on the results of the analysis, was found the use of direct and indirect forms of speech, as well as the forms of locusions, illocutionary, and perlocution. Then, it can be concluded that language with its diversity is a tool for netizens in conveying their aspirations for the information submitted by the government regarding the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Social media is one of the media that plays an important role during the Covid-19 pandemic in spreading important messages to hoax messages. Citizens and the government must be wise in using language on social media so that the message they want to convey can be absorbed by the community optimally.
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TY - CONF AU - Sonezza Ladyanna AU - Rona Almos PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/26 TI - Language, Social Media and Citizens in the Covid Pandemic 19 BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Education and Social Science (ACCESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 354 EP - 356 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210525.106 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210525.106 ID - Ladyanna2021 ER -