The Agriculture Ecological Discourse

Eco-linguistics Case of Waijewa Ethnic in Sumba-Indonesia

  • Diaspora Tualaka English Department, The University of Persatuan Guru 1945 NTT, Kupang-Indonesia
  • I Ketut Artawa Linguistics Program, the University of Udayana, Denpasar-Indonesia.
  • Made Budiarsa Linguistics Program, the University of Udayana, Denpasar-Indonesia.
  • I Wayan Simpen Linguistics Program, the University of Udayana, Denpasar-Indonesia.
Keywords: Cultural Discourse, Waijewa Ethnic, Eco-linguistics, Agriculture, Ideology

Abstract

This paper discusses the ideology of agriculture ecological discourse of Waijewa ethnic. In this research, the writer used descriptive qualitative method. The data of this research are the 260 lexicons of the agricultural environment which consist of phrases and texts spoken about the environment in the form of folk tales, legends about an environment commonly found and used by the Waijewa speakers. The instruments or tools used to gain the data were observation and interview. After getting the data, they were analyzed in descriptive based on the theory of ecolinguistics in Bang & door version and the theory of social semiotic combines it in Barthes version. The result showed that the ideology underlying all agricultural activities of the Waijewa community is that there is faith in Marapu (the Waijewa ethnic belief) which dominates the life of Waijewa community. Furthermore, the community of Waijewa collectively depends on the survival of nature according to Marapu’s doctrine.

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Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
Tualaka, D., Artawa, I. K., Budiarsa, M., & Simpen, I. W. (2020). The Agriculture Ecological Discourse. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 2(02), 22-32. Retrieved from https://www.growingscholar.org/journal/index.php/TIJOLAC/article/view/81
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