The Chronicle of Phatic Language in Everyday Life

Yuliastuti, Anicleta and Pasopati, Rommel Utungga (2016) The Chronicle of Phatic Language in Everyday Life. In: Communicating Across Cultures: The Role of Learning and Teaching of Language and Literature In the Era of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). ITS PRESS. ISBN 978-602-0917-54-2

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Abstract In globalization era today, English language on dualism of language is passively used as center of formal communication but actively marginalizes local and national languages. Formal conditions reject flexibilities in greetings or even bad languages in sociability of everyday language that are culturally lived by people. The flexibilities are stated in phatic language which are ignored by formal linguistic. Phatic language is actually beyond small talk or referential use of communication but those enable subjects to have dialogue with others. Phatic language are located in spoken communion locus of everyday life which contains various language lived by people. People could not just ignore phatic conditions and easily change it to formal ones because everyday life enables people to have freedom of heterogeneity in language without easily undermining one from another. The question is how could phatic language in everyday life interact with English language today? By asserting qualitative method, analysis on language will be examined through sinchronic and diachronic language by Saussure, phatic conditions by Jakobson, and heterologies of everyday life by de Certeau. The analyses will be explained through how duality between everyday and formal language is chosen in everyday life. Language may be structured theoretically in sinchronic concept but diversity of choices makes them diachronic. In phatic communion, language produces narrations rather than merely linguistic descriptions. Understanding of diversities in narrations used in everyday life then shows that duality of formal and everyday language is heteronomic conditions that apply language towards others rather than just own self. In conclusion, phatic expressions matter in everyday life beside formal ones. Everyday lifes contain various languages as seen in phatic conditions. English may be seen as formal one but to bring it as one wishes in everyday language will easily ruin the heteronomic condition of everyday life. To learn phatic conditions is to understand how language are used in everyday life. Keywords everyday life, heterogeneity, language, phatic

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra
Depositing User: Dhewantara Rian
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 10:29

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