THE USE OF CODE MIXING BY THE INDONESIAN YOUTH IN INSTAGRAM
The present descriptive qualitative research aimed at finding out types of code mixing and reasons of code-mixing use in social media, specifically Instagram. The subjects of this research are two Indonesian famous youth or known as selebgram within the age of 20’s. The method used in gaining data was observation which used observation checklist as an instrument.The data used for the analysis are captions and comments on their post in their Instagram account. Some types of code mixing found under the analysis such as creative spelling, abbreviation, phonetic typing and word play, shorts forms and phrases. Moreover, the reasons of using code mixing found are talking about a particular reason, being emphatic and limited words or unknown translation.
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