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Hindu Ritual of NGOTONIN in Bali: A Discourse Analysis Approach

Dr. I Made Rajeg, M.Hum., I MADE RAJEG (2011) Hindu Ritual of NGOTONIN in Bali: A Discourse Analysis Approach. South and Southeast Asia Culture and Religion (the SSEASR Journal), v. ISSN 0974-5629

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Abstract

Ngotonin, as one of the Manusia Yadnya rituals shows its uniqueness in every part of Bali and has its own characteristics to symbolize the way of life of Hindu people in Bali through its offering which is full of wonderful ceremonial apparatus and ornaments decorated to their houses and characterized by a unique form of speech (mantra). The aim of this paper is to study the social semiotic aspects of a language used in Ngotonin ritual by looking at the relationship between context of situation of the speech in terms of experiential, interpersonal and textual meaning. The analysis of the data is based on Halliday’s theory on the social semiotics aspects of language. The concept of social semiotics is one aspect of the language that will be related to the social system as a system of meaning. While context of situation is the environment where the language is used. Halliday stated that there is a correspondence between the features of context of situation and the function of language. The three features of context of situation (field, tenor, and mode) are systematically related to metafunctions of language (experiential, interpersonal, and textual). Thus, the field is expressed through experiential function, tenor is expressed through interpersonal function and the mode is expressed through the textual function of a language.The choice of words in the ritual shows that field of the language is about religious ceremony of Ngotonin being held to someone in a certain period , tenor of a language is about the relationship between participant involve in the ceremony, while the mode is spoken text (mantra) uttered by o priest or pamangku (assistant of a priest).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ngotonin, Balinese Hinduism, discourse, and context of situation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 05:58
URI: http://erepo.unud.ac.id/id/eprint/7738

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