The Rhetorical Discourse Revealing The Indonesians Characters

Muqit, Abd (2017) The Rhetorical Discourse Revealing The Indonesians Characters. In: PIBSI XXXIX, 7-8 November 2017, Semarang.


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Indonesia comprises of many tribes and language spreading all over its islands from Sabang to Merauki. The tribes and their languages are unique symbolizing that they are heterogeneous society who live in a place named Indonesia. They live in harmony and they are happy being Indonesians. This can happen because they have one motto unity in diversity (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika) and a sacred symbol of five principles Pancasila. The symbol of Pancasila and a motto unity in diversity motivate the world to see the unique and harmonious country and its people. What are the real characters of Indonesian and how they are represented in the rhetorical discourse presented by formal speech of president of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo in delivering speech on Pancasila Day 1 June 2017. This article wants to elaborates the characters of Indonesians and the way they are presented in the discourse. This article uses critical discourse of analysis and systemic functional linguistic. This article uses critical discourse analysis and the systemic functional linguistic because the discourse being release is not appearing without any sense. There is a background which escorting the releasing of this discourse. This article finds out that Indonesians have to return to their real original characteristic, such as gotong Royong (supporting each other), Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity and diversity) and toleransi (tolerance). They are folded within Pancasila (five principles). Theseidentifications of characteristic are released because the values of Pancasila have been neglected by many group of people after reformation era. As examples are the tolerance is decreasing, the unity in diversity has been disturbed by the existence of other ideology in which it is contradictory to Pancasila. This article found out that there are thre domain idenification of the Indonesian peole that shuld be reestablished. They are supporting each other, unity in diversity and the tolence. They become the pride of the Indonesians and they become the examplary nation which applies the high tolerance among its people. The depicted identifications are clearly stated in the official speech presented by President Joko Widodo in the celebration of Pancasila day 2017. Key words: supporting each other, tolerance, unity and diversity, discourse.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics > P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > P302-302.87 Discourse analysis
ID Code:62240
Deposited By:Sastra Indonesia
Deposited On:07 May 2018 18:52
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