Literature Learning: Pragmatic Study of Humor Discourse in Indonesian Political Humor Book

Volume 4 Special Issue-2019
Santi Wahyufi Diningsih Andayani Muhammad Rohmadi
Pages: 680-690 Download Count : 272 View Count: 226 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.628514 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The use of discourse as a medium for conveying messages to the community has been carried out in various fields. Discourse for criticism, suggestions, or satire is often conveyed in with humorous attributes to make it more interesting. This study aims to analyze the pragmatic aspects of humor discourse in the "Humor Politik Indonesia (Indonesian Political Humor)‛ book. The qualitative approach and descriptive methods were used in this study. The results of the analysis showed that the pragmatic aspects contained in the book were in the form of presuppositions and implicature aspects. The presupposition aspect includes lexical, counterfactual, structural presuppositions. For the implicature aspect is in the form of mockery and satirical forms of implicatures. These results prove that the pragmatic aspects used in humor discourse are discourse constructors to create funny effects for readers. It can be implied that the political humor discourse that contains aspects of pragmatics can be used as teaching materials in learning Indonesian in senior high schools. This relates to Basic Competence to evaluate the anecdotal test of the implicit meaning aspect that students must have.


  • Humor Book
  • Descriptive
  • Language Game
  • Pragmatic
  • Discourse
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