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PRAGMATIC FUNCTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA JARGON USED

BY JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A Thesis Proposal
Presented to the Faculty
of the Pangasinan State University
School of Advanced Studies
Urdaneta City

In Partial Fulfilment of the


Requirements for the Degree
Master of Arts in Education
Major in Communication Arts – English

by

JORDAN D. GARCIA

October 2018

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APPROVAL SHEET

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in

Education, major in Communication Arts – English, this thesis proposal entitled,

“PRAGMATIC FUNCTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA JARGON USED BY JUNIOR

AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS” prepared and submitted by

JORDAN D. GARCIA is hereby recommended for Oral Examination.

LUZVIMINDA Q. RAMOS, Ed. D. PRESLEY V. DE VERA, Ed. D.


Critic Reader Adviser

Approved by the Committee on Oral Examination

ADONIS S. BAUTISTA, DBA


Chair

ROSANA GONZALES, Ed. D. DOMINGO M. CABARTEJA, Ed. D.


Member Member

ELIZABETH F. EPISCOPE, Ed. D.


Member

Accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of

Arts in Education, major in Communication Arts – English.

ADONIS S. BAUTISTA, DBA PAULO V. CENAS, Ed. D.


Executive Director Officer-in-Charge
Office of the President

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

TITLE PAGE i

APPROVAL SHEET ii

TABLE OF CONTENTS iii

LIST OF FIGURES v

LIST OF TABLES vi

CHAPTER

1 THE PROBLEM

Background of the Study 1

Statement of the Problem 6

Significance of the Study 9

Scope and Delimitation 13

Definition of Terms 16

2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

Related Literature 22

Related Studies 43

Conceptual Framework 52

3 METHODOLOGY

Research Design 55

Respondents of the Study 58

Data Gathering Instrument 60

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Data Gathering Procedure 64

Statistical Treatment of Data 65

BIBLIOGRAPHY 69

APPENDICES

A Survey Questionnaire on Learner Profile 73

B Spreadsheets for the Social Media Jargon Inventory 75

C Spreadsheets for the Inventory of Pragmatic Functions 78


of Social Media Jargons

D Letter of Request to Conduct the Study 81

CURRICULUM VITAE 83

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure Page

1 Ranking of Most Famous Social Media Sites Worldwide 24

2 List of Common Slang Terms 37

3 Paradigm of the Study 54

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LIST OF TABLES

Table Page

1 Rubric for Describing Economic Status 61

2 Social Media Jargon Quantity Index (SNJQI) 62

3 General Class of Pragmatic Functions 63

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