The Language Style of the Millennial Generation in Their Twitter Statuses


This research examined the types and frequency of language style used by Twitter users in Indonesia. People use language as a tool of communication to express their wants, messages, information and ideas to other people. Communication is also influenced by the style between the speaker and hearer. The data in this research were collected from Twitter users in Indonesia. This research was focused on the language style of Twitter users of the millennial generation from teenagers to pre-adults in Indonesia. A descriptive method was used. This research analyzed the statuses of the Twitter users to find the types of language style and the most frequency used styles. There were four language styles, namely formal, consultative, casual and intimate. The casual style was the mostly frequently used language style, which was used in roughly 70% of cases.

Keywords: Language Style, Millennial, Twitter

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