Meaning Variation in Metaphorical Expressions of the Tegalan Oral Literature: A Pragmatic Approach

Rahayu Pristiwati, - Rustono, Dyah Prabaningrum


This research aims to analyze the conceptualization metaphorical expression of the Tegalan oral literature. Those conceptualization metaphorical based on the experience that is felt by the body, the nature of conceptualization, characteristic based on conceptualization, strength-based on conceptualization, and conceptualization based on function. A qualitative pragmatic approach was employed by involving the types and forms of oral literature of the Tegalan Javanese ethnicity. The form of the data was fragments of discourse upon the type and form of oral literature of the Tegalan ethnicity. The data were collected by recording, listening, and noting technique. The sorting process was in line with the procedure of the method. Data analysis activities used referential identity method and introspective reflexive method. The results revealed that the meaning of metaphorical expressions of oral literature consisted of (1) objects to express objects, (2) objects to express conditions, (3) objects to express actions, (4) places to express places, (5) places to express circumstances, (6) actions to express actions, (7) actions to express circumstances, (8) circumstances to express circumstances, (9) circumstances to express actions, and (10) time to express time. The existence of metaphorical expression of oral literature in the Tegalan Javanese Ethnic is the representative of the real contex.


Meaning Variation, Metaphorical Expression, Tegalan, Oral Literature, Javanese Ethnic

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