Silalahi , Pininta Veronika (2016) THE SEMIOTICS OF BATAK TOBA SOCIETY MARRIAGE TRADITION. In: International Seminar on Language Maintenance and Shift (LAMAS) 6 ISSN:2540-8755 , 9 - 10 August 2016, Gedung Pascasarjana Imam Barjo No. 3 - 5 Semarang.


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This paper seeks to find out the semiotics of traditional marriage in Batak Toba society. Marriage is one of the culture universals being that it is contracted in every society of the world, but its mode of contract varies from one society to the other. Marriage is one of life’s major passages; it is one of the most profound rites of passage that a person or couple can experience. In many cultures marriage is generally made known to the public through marriage ceremony. This paper unravels the semiotics of a marriage tradition in Batak Toba Society. Batak Toba is one of the ethnic groups of Batak society which is still doing wedding tradition as one of its cultural activities. The theoretical framework is the semiotic approach which has to do with the conception of signs by Charles Sanders Peirce. According to Peirce, ‘meaning’ is a triadic relation between a sign, an object, and an interpretant. There are three types of signs: icon, index and symbol. This work reveals the meaning of icons, indexes and symbols in the marriage tradition.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: marriage tradition, semiotics, icon, index, symbol
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:55759
Deposited By:Mr Wahyu Setia Budi
Deposited On:30 Aug 2017 15:40
Last Modified:13 Feb 2018 09:48

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