THE USE OF CONCEPTUAL METAPHOR
IN GOLA GONG’S NOVEL Bila Waktu Bicara
This study is aimed to describe conceptual metaphor in Gola Gong’s novel “Bila Waktu Bicara”
in the perspective of George Lakoff’s theories of metaphor. This research is a (qualitative)
bibliographical research. The object of the study is the use of metaphor in Gola Gong’s novel
“Bila Waktu Bicara”. There are 59 metaphorical expressions that had chosen as the object of the
study. Having analyzed the data, the researcher can draw a conclusion that there seven most
outstanding conceptual mapping on that novel: TIME IS AN INDIVIDUAL, THE WORLD IS THE HELL OR
PARADISE, PEOPLE IS A STREAM OF WATER ,SEEING IS TOUCHING, EYE BALL IS A CONTAINER, BODY PART
IS A LANDSCAPE, AMBULANCE IS AN INDIVIDUAL. Among the seven conceptual mapping the conceptual
pattern of TIME IS AN INDIVIDUAL is the most frequent use and it shows that there has been an
increase of creativity in the creation of socio-religious metaphor of Indonesian young novelist
such as Gola Gong.
Keywords: Source domain, target domain, conceptual metaphor and George Lakoff.