Language Expression and Cognitive Dissonance of Indonesian Millennials in Delivering Ironical Tweets

  • Retno Putri Andani Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
  • Rohmani Nur Indah Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang

Abstract

This paper investigates the use of language expression and cognitive dissonance in the tweets by Indonesian millennials in delivering ironical responses. It identifies the type of language expressions used by ten young male and female users in Indonesian Twitter. The analysis employed the theory of language expressions proposed by Gibbs (2000) and Festinger's theory on cognitive dissonance (1957). The data were collected from the tweets in February 2019. The results show that the language expressions used by young male and female users were different in delivering theĀ  cronical responses. The male users tend to use jocularity expression while female use sarcasm. On cognitive dissonance, Indonesian millennials prefer disagreement to make an excuse from what they believe in as an effort to make their idea acceptable by others. Further studies are recommended to investigate another type of language expression such as the use of hyperbole in delivering ironical responses in social media.

Published
2020-02-08
How to Cite
ANDANI, Retno Putri; INDAH, Rohmani Nur. Language Expression and Cognitive Dissonance of Indonesian Millennials in Delivering Ironical Tweets. Proceeding of International Conference on Engineering, Technology, and Social Sciences (ICONETOS), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 1-5, feb. 2020. ISSN 2715-7733. Available at: <http://conferences.uin-malang.ac.id/index.php/ICONETOS/article/view/1145>. Date accessed: 27 may 2020.