Nirwanto Maruf, Burhanuddin Arafah, Hamzah Mochmoed, Mustafa Makka
Abstract: Pasang ri Kajang is an oral discourse which well knows as life guidance (patuntung) of the Kajang people. It contains ancient messages, these messages as the customary rules which manage all aspects of life including rules to manage their customary forest. The conceptual metaphor theory and conceptual metaphor analysis are the linguistic devices employed to reveal the conceptualization of forest found in pasang. Thus, this study attempts to examine the conceptual metaphor themes of forest in Pasang ri Kajang. The corpus was taken from Pasang ri Kajang on the basis of key words and/or phrases summarized the concepts of forest. The techniques of data collection employed contextual interviews, field notes, recording, and note taking. The result of this study reveals various conceptual metaphor themes wood is human, heritage is a forest, and springs are trees. This study is hoped to offer references for further research on the conceptual metaphor analysis of Pasang ri Kajang.
Keywords: Pasang ri Kajang, conceptualization, conceptual metaphor analysis