Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture and Education 2016

Sources Domains of Indonesian Slangy Metaphorical Expressions

I Dewa Putu Wijana

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia


This paper aims to describes sources domains used by the slang speakers to produce metaphorical expressions in Indonesian intimate speech. By using data extracted from three slang dictionaries, the investigation finds that there are various source domains which are used as the vehicle of Indonesian slangy expressions which have similarity and association in typical way to the intended meanings. Those are state, animal and plant, food and drink, modern technology, personal figures, film character, shadow puppet, game, action, and others. The use of them are essentially a reflection of social change occurs in Indonesia.


slang, source domain, and intended meaning

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