Semantic and Semiotic Analysis of "Rere Mana Rere" Song in the Culture of Mandailing

Aisyah Fitriani Dasopang


This study is aimed to analyze the interrelation of semantic and semiotic meaning in traditional Mandailingnese wedding song. The researcher studied lexical meaning and metaphor meaning in the song and the bridal gift which indicates has semiotic meaning. This study was a descriptive qualitative research. In conducting the research, the researcher has chosen Rere Mana Rere song. The result of the data analysis showed that the lexical and the metaphor meanings were used in Rere Mana Rere as traditional Mandailingnese wedding song. There were terminologies in lyrics that have interrelation of semantic and semiotic meaning. The speech function which dominantly used was noun. Understanding the relation of semantic and semiotic meaning of the song is important to listeners so they will get real meaning of the song. This study provided the analysis of both kinds of semantic and semiotic meaning and their relation were found in the Rere Mana Rere song.

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