FENOMENA PENGGUNAAN BAHASA GAUL DI KALANGAN REMAJA
Keywords:slang, teenagers, social
Language is the main human communication tool that functions as a tool for self-expression, a tool for integration and social conditions as well as a tool for social control. But nowadays, the use of slang among teenagers is increasingly common. In this modern era, a variety of new terms and vocabulary in everyday communication are increasingly emerging. Starting from puns, abbreviations, to absurd terms that sound even more foreign to our ears. This study aims to examine and describe the use of slang which is widely used among adolescents based on the form and purpose of its use. The data collection technique used is through documentation, field notes with research sources from social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Twitter, as well as interviews with 12 teenagers who use slang in communicating. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive qualitative analysis techniques. The results of the study show that the pattern of slang formation is from abbreviations, shortening of words, acronyms, turning words, spoofing words and changing meanings. The purpose of using slang by teenagers is to greet, joke, satirize or ridicule and build intimacy in friendship.