Candria, Mytha (2012) A RELEVANCE-THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF MUSTOFA BISRI’S POEM “SIAPAMENYURUH?”. In: International Seminar Language Maintenance and Shift II. ISSN: 2088-6799, 5-6 Juli 2012, Hotel Pandanaran Semarang.


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This article presents an interpretive study of “Siapa Menyuruh?”, a poem by Indonesia’s contemporary poet Mustofa Bisri. The study is carried out within the framework of Sperber and Wilson’s relevance theory (RT), which is based on the principles that human cognition tends to the maximization of relevance (I), and that every act of communication presumes its own optimal relevance (II). This suggests that in the relevance-theoretic perspective, Bisri wrote the poem “Siapa Menyuruh” not because he wanted to violate certain linguistic norms or any communicative maxims, but because this was the most relevant utterance he could produce. He intentionally raised the effort to process his poem because he promised greater cognitive effects to the reader. The reader who is willing to process his utterances in the poem further is granted not with one, single strong implicature, but with a number of weak implicatures.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Relevance Theory (RT), strong and weak implicatures, Mustofa Bisri, and contemporary Indonesian poetry.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:54224
Deposited By:S.E. Wahyu Setiabudi
Deposited On:15 Jun 2017 13:08
Last Modified:22 Feb 2018 16:15

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