USE OF ABBREVIATIONS ON TWITTER
This research uses a morphological approach to describe the types and formation patterns of abbreviations on Twitter. This research tries to explain the new abbreviation formation pattern found on Twitter. This new pattern is an abbreviation formation pattern that does not adopt the principles contained in Kridalaksana's book entitled Word Formation in Indonesian. This research is descriptive and qualitative. The data source for this research is Twitter posts. The research method used is the listening method with note-taking and documentation techniques. The population of this research is all posts containing abbreviations on Twitter. Meanwhile, the sample for this research is Twitter posts from 2022 to 2023, using the purposive sampling technique. The results showed that out of 163 abbreviation data points, five types of abbreviations were found. The five types of abbreviations are abbreviations, acronyms, contractions, fragments, and letter symbols. The results show that the type of abbreviation with the highest frequency of use is an abbreviation, with a percentage of 48%. Then, successively, followed by acronyms with a percentage of 33%, fragments with a percentage of 10%, letter symbols with a percentage of 7%, and contractions with a percentage of 2%. Thus, the highest and most dominant frequency of use on Twitter is abbreviations.
Abbreviations, Abbreviations, Twitter.