A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF ANNOUNCER’S REGISTER ON CHANNEL PROGRAM AT KISS FM RADIO STATION JEMBER
Elvira Ari Febriyani
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The general study of this thesis is Sociolinguistics. Register is a part of Sociolinguistics which refers to a set of words that speakers use to communicate in certain situations and occasions reflecting their social identity. This thesis analyzes the reasons of the announcers when they use broadcasting register, the occasions when the announcers use broadcasting register and the response of the listeners when the announcers use broadcasting register. The research type of this thesis is field research and it is conducted in KISS FM radio station, Jember. Nine announcers are selected randomly. The data are collected from observation, questionnaires, and interviews, and then the writer interprets the findings. The result of this thesis show the reasons why the announcers use the broadcasting register: intimacy, prestige, identity, solidarity, and social distance. Also, it is found that 45,5% of the nine announcers or five respondents use the items in the radio station, 9% or one respondent uses them at home, 18,2% or two respondents use them whenever they meet people with the same job, and 27,3% or three respondents use the broadcasting register in other places. The responses of the 30 randomly selected listeners when they hear the broadcasting register used are respectively 20,6% or 7 respondents state that it is common, 17,6% or 6 listeners say it informative, 14,7% or 5 respondents say it intimate and the same number and percentage also occur in the response of associate category, 11,8% or 4 respondents say it impressive, 5,9% or two respondents say it respectively easy-listening, communicative and confused, and only 2,9% or one respondent says it familiar. In conclusion, language function is determined by situational or social factors, and language form.