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THE USE OF NON-STANDARD INDONESIAN EXPRESSIONS BY MEN AND WOMEN IN THE READER'S LETTERS

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Author(s): Josefa J. Mardijono | Andrew Junarto

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 60;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: non-standard Indonesian expressions | gender | kinds | frequency

ABSTRACT
This study reports on the non-standard Indonesian expressions used by men and women in The Reader's Letters in magazines. Seven editions of two different magazines, For Him Magazine and Cosmopolitan, were used as the source of data. The findings revealed the kinds of nonstandard expressions used by both gender, in terms of linguistic categories and non-standard features, also confirming that the men employed more nonstandard expressions than the women

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