THE USE OF ENGLISH FOR METAPHORICAL EXPRESSIONS IN INDONESIAN SLANG
I Dewa Putu Wijana
The more central role played by English in every aspect of human life will directly cause the more extensive influence of this language on the lexicogrammar of many languages in the world. The English element borrowing processes bring a lot of interesting problems viewed from various linguistic perspectives. This paper whose data are collected from several slang dictionaries will try to analyze the use of English borrowings exploited for expressing metaphors in Indonesian intimate speech, widely known as slang. With regards to the metaphorical expressions, the English borrowings that belong to various categories might undergo many kinds of linguistic processes are created to forms conventional and nonconventional metaphors by exploiting various source domains, such as state, action, music and film, food, fruit and animal, friendship and association, human beings and their character, and computer and modern technology. For fulfilling various communicative functions, the slangy expressions are frequently experiencing many kinds of semantic changes.
Borrowing, metaphor, slang, and conventional meaning