Slang in Tuneeca Community in Relation to Sociolinguistics Teaching Materials
Slang is a language variety typically restricted to a particular group of people. Slang could be used
for both face-to-face and online communication. Tuneeca is a community consisting of female
members. The intimate communication within this community on online media creates slang. The
communication is related to the sale and purchase transaction, advertisement, and others. The
purposes of this research are to describe the form and meaning of slang used by Tuneeca and the
relation between slang and sociolinguistics teaching materials. This research is qualitative
descriptive research. The subject was Tuneeca community, and the object was slang in Tuneeca. The
result shows that the forms of slang in Tuneeca community are word, phrase, clause, and sentence.
The meaning consists of lexical, grammatical, referential, denotative, term, conceptual, associative,
idiomatical, proverb, narrow-broader, connotative, and emotive. Slang in Tuneeca community can be
used as sociolinguistics materials, particularly in language variety related to slang.
Keywords: slang, tuneeca, teaching material, sociolinguistics