Authors: Mujiono1 & Bonita Fauza2 & Trisno Tunggal Rahayu Wilujeng3
1Department of English Education, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of Kanjuruhan Malang, East Java, Indonesia
2Department of English Education, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of Kanjuruhan Malang, East Java, Indonesia
3Department of English Education, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of Kanjuruhan Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Abstract: The aim of this study was to present the types of register and the reasons why those types of register are spoken in Indonesian nurses in Community Health Center (CHC) Pakisaji, East Java, Indonesia. This was a descriptive qualitative research and the data were taken from the recording of the Indonesian nurses’ conversation, observation, and interview technique. The participants of this study were Indonesian nurses and a head of nurses in CHC. The analytical approach was based on the types of formal and reporting registers. The findings showed that the CHC nurses’ reasons of using such registers were (1) to show professional identity, (2) to provide the effectiveness of communication, (3) to proof the strength of data, (4) to provide the security of data, (5) to show prestige, and (6) to show integrity.
Keywords: Register, Professional identity, Indonesian Nurses, CHC
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