Investigasi Karakter Surat Bunuh Diri: Analisis Korpus

  • Jatmika Nurhadi Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Nurul Ashyfa Khotima Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Sintia Hapsyah Rahman Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Yayat Sudaryat Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Keywords: Suicide Note, Corpus Linguistics, Colocation, Frequency, Concordance


Suicide cases often leave notes/letters written before committing suicide. If you pay attention, you often find similarities in characters between one text and another. For this reason, this study aims to obtain a description of the characteristics of suicide certificates based on collocation, frequency, and concordance of word use. The method used in this research is qualitative method with the help of corpus linguistic analysis. A total of 40 handwritten suicide note texts were collected in this study. The text comes from 23 news pages during the 2016-2023 period. The transcribed text was processed using AntConc 3.6 software. The results of this study are that there are collocations which are divided based on: (1) the content of the message, (2) the use of pronouns, (3) the use of negation, (4) the purpose of the letter, and (5) religion. The results of these findings indicate that there are special characters that can be characterized as a suicide note. In addition, there are verbatim characters that appear in letters written by suicide bombers or attackers.

Keywords: Suicide Note, Corpus Linguistics, Colocation, Frequency, Concordance


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