• Abdillah Nugroho Universitas Pekalongan
  • Adyana Sunanda Universitas Pekalongan
  • Agus Budi Wahyudi Universitas Pekalongan
  • Atiqa Sabardila Universitas Pekalongan
  • Na’imul Faizah Universitas Pekalongan
Keywords: characteristics, discourse, motivation


The use of a person's language develops according to the psychological development of the language user. Language in childhood will be different from the language of adolescents. Likewise, the language of adolescents will be different from the use of adult language. The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics of youth motivation discourse language. This research is a qualitative research. The object of this research is words, phrases, or sentences that show the characteristics of youth motivation discourse. Sources of data in this study are the results of writing in the form of motivational discourses written by students of SMP Muhammadiyah 6 Surakarta. The data collection technique in this research is documentation. In addition, interviews were conducted with a number of informants. Triangulation that is done is triangulation of sources and triangulation of researchers. The analysis used the equivalent method, namely referential equivalent or content analysis as well as FGD. There are ten characteristics found in adolescent motivational discourse: (a) sound elimination in which written language is influenced by spoken language; (b) there is a similarity in grammatical functions, namely the similarity of the grammatical function of the -in suffix which is aligned with the morpheme zero; (c) the existence of a form of repetition, namely reduplication of the whole, reduplication of combinations with clitics, reduplication of combinations with affix affixing ,; (d) the existence of an acronym form, namely the taking of the dominant syllable from each word that embodies the concept; (e) the use of prepositions which are a reflection of spoken language; (f) the use of particles --lah to emphasize the form of the command; (g) a form of presupposition that gives rise to connotative meanings; (h) affirmation with symbols and punctuation marks; (i) the use of klitik -mu; and (j) the use of asynchronous pronouns.