International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Finding Out the Characteristic of Children’s Humor in Indonesia
Dr. Maman Lesmana

Recently, many books of children`s humor are published in Indonesia. However, along with it, many problems arise. All of the books use the word "humor" and "children" in the title, but not all of the texts contain element of humor and theme of children. This article contains a study of the form and content of the texts of children`s humor in Indonesia. The approach used in this study is structuralism, that focuses on the analysis of text. Meanwhile, the theory used is the theory of humor. From this research, it was found that children`s humor in Indonesia does not have a clear characteristic, because there is no difference between humor for children and adults, both from the aspect of the theme and language and there is the difference of perception between humor makers about the meaning of humor. This article argued that need for redefinition in children`s humor in Indonesia.

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