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From Collocation to Cultural Perspectives on Polygamy: The Study of Semantic Prosody of Poligami in Ayat-Ayat Cinta 1 and Catatan Hati Seorang Istri 1

1Asia University, Taiwan, Taiwan

2Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

Received: 2 Feb 2020; Revised: 11 Jul 2020; Accepted: 24 Jul 2020; Available online: 26 Oct 2020; Published: 27 Oct 2020.
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This paper studies word collocation of “poligami” in two Indonesian novels entitled Ayat-Ayat Cinta 1 and Catatan Hati Seorang Istri 1, aiming to examine cultural perspectives about polygamy in literary works. Corpus data is used as the basis of studies to examine the collocation of the word “poligami” in the two novels. The results obtained are further classified into nouns, verbs, and adjectives using the language theory involving semantic prosody and culture linguistics. Based on the collocations of “poligami”, the two novelists appear to have different attitudes towards polygamy. The neutral attitude in Ayat-Ayat Cinta 1 indicates that the male author is not exactly in favor of polygamy while Catatan Hati Seorang Istri 1 written by a female author is positive and this reflects women’s acceptance of the idea of polygamy in the novel.

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Keywords: collocation, corpus linguistics, culture perspectives, semantic prosody

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