Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature <p><strong>Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature is an academic journal published by the Faculty of Letters, Balikpapan University. It is published twice a year, namely in March and September. The scopes of the topics include but not limited to (1) Literature; (2) Linguistics; (3) Applied Linguistics, and; (4) Cultural Studies. The papers will include research reports that bring new insight into the existing theories, critical review of current theories, and literary review. </strong></p> Faculty of Letters Universitas Balikpapan en-US Prologue: Journal on Language and Literature 2460-464X The Use of Taboo Words in The Bad Boys II Movie <p><em>This research aims to analyze taboo words in the Bad Boys II movie. The objective of this research is to identify the types of taboo words that are mostly found in the Bad Boys II movie. The theory used in this research is Sociolinguistics by Wardhaugh theory of types of taboo words. The methodology employed is qualitative approach specifically is used in this research, with the researcher as the main instrument to collect data in form of dialogue from Bad Boys II by watching the movie repeatedly and the researcher analyzes and interprets the data to reach based on the taboo words and its functions proposed by Wardhaugh. The findings of the research are dominated by bodily functions; the numbers of the data is ten data, the others are religious matters, and certain game animals, the first is eight data and the letter is three data those taboo eight words provoke a chaotic reaction.</em></p> Ayu Asmidah Jepri Jepri Rosmiati Rosmiati Copyright (c) 2021 Ayu Asmidah, Jepri Jepri, Rosmiati Rosmiati 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 7 2 (September) 85 91 Code Mixing as Communicative Function in Sold for Silver <p>This research studies of code mixing as communicative function in the novel Sold for Silver by Janet Lim. There are two questions proposed, they are what are the types of code mixing used and how is communicative function expressed with code mixing in the novel. The theory used in this research is sociolinguistics theory with the analysis using Wardaugh theory of code mixing; the methodology employed is qualitative research in which the researcher tried to present the issues descriptively. The researcher collected the data from the novel as the primary data of this research. The result of this research is the researcher found the type of code mixing used and it is classified into two types; intra-sententially and inter-sententially. Meanwhile, the researcher also found metalingual function, emotive function, referential function, poetic function and conative function expressed with code mixing used by the characters to show what is the meaning of the speaker in the sentence</p> Raudah Arsanti Copyright (c) 2021 Raudah Arsanti 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 7 2 (September) 92 99 The Effect of Traumatic Experience to Personality Types in the Novel Girl in Pieces <p>This research focuses on the forms of traumatic experience that effect to personality types in the novel Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. The aim of this research is to find the forms traumatic experience and the effect to personality types. The theory used in this research is Psychoanalysis by Carl Jung to find the effect of traumatic experience to personality types and theory by Gerald C. Davison to find the forms of traumatic experience. The method used in this study is a qualitative method that explained descriptively. The data in this research are primary data; novel Girl in Pieces and the secondary data; research, journal, thesis, internet and other related sources to the research. After going through the analysis, the researcher found&nbsp; that the forms of traumatic experience found based on the novel are flashbacks or re-experiencing traumatic events, arousal traumatic, and avoidance traumatic, whereas the flashback traumatic is the greatest effect on the introvert personality</p> Chrissy Oktaviani Copyright (c) 2021 Chrissy Oktaviani 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 7 2 (September) 49 61 The Optimism as Self-actualization Fulfillment in the Novel Pollyanna <p><em>This research aims to analyze the role of optimism towards self-actualization fulfillment in the novel Pollyanna by Eleanor H.Porter. The objective of this research is to identify the reflection of optimism obtained. The theory used in this research is the Optimism approach and the Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow. This research uses the qualitative descriptive method in the analysis of the novel. The researcher found the reflection of optimism and the basic need obtain in order to fulfill self-actualization. There are categorized the existence, help, happiness, and joyfulness which as the optimism reflection that became impact in self-actualization fulfillment of the main character.</em></p> Azni Rizka Anandari Antung Siti Hafsah Ulum Janah Copyright (c) 2021 Azni Rizka Anandari Antung, Siti Hafsah, Ulum Janah 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 7 2 (September) 62 70 The Influence of the Symbols of Virtue on Maturity in The Alchemist <p>A virtue is trait of mind and character that help people achieve a good life and sometimes a virtue can be found in the symbols. The symbols of the virtue can have an effect on a person’s maturity in thinking and acting. The theory used in this research is the semiotics approach by using theory of Charles Sanders Peirce about triangle theory, there are representamen or sign, object and interpretant. The methodology used in this study is descriptive qualitative research to explain the data, because the data are analyzed in the form of words and sentences. The data are taken from the sentences and the conversation in the text in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The result of this research is the researcher found the symbols of the virtue such as six of the character symbols and one the object symbols. The symbols are explained with the process of semiotic theory called triadic process, from this process the researcher can determines the maturity of the main character based on seven criteria of maturity.</p> Dara Alinda Wahyuni Wahyuni Adi Prautomo Copyright (c) 2021 Dara Alinda, Wahyuni Wahyuni, Adi Prautomo 2021-04-28 2021-04-28 7 2 (September) 71 84