American Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences 2022-09-19T15:19:02+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p>American Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is an open access peer reviewed journal. The journal is double blind peer reviewed. The journal publishes the research in the field of humanities and social sciences. </p> <p><strong>ISSN (E):</strong> 2832-8019 <strong> JIF:</strong> 7.855</p> SOCIAL MEDIA’S INFLUENCE ON THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THEIR TRADITIONAL SOCIAL REFERENCE GROUPS 2022-09-16T09:54:09+00:00 Tiema Haji Muindi Dr. Halima Khunoethe <p>Social media, as Shearer (2019) posits, has become an increasingly popular component of our everyday life, as it provides a platform where people across the world can communicate through exchange of messages, sharing of knowledge, and interaction with each other, regardless of the distance that separates them. Such interconnectedness and interdependence of social media users, has become a pattern and a routine due to the ease of communication, and the accessibility of plenty of information available from various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, WeChat and YouTube.</p> 2022-09-16T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 ETHNIC MINORITY FEMALE HUMAN RESOURCES WITH CURRENT DEVELOPMENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS OF VIETNAM 2022-09-19T15:14:39+00:00 Dao Mai Phuoc Le Huong Giang <p>Human resources are the greatest asset, a decisive factor for the existence and development of the country. In the mountainous areas of our country, ethnic minority human resources are a central factor, playing an important role in socio-economic growth and development. In the revolutionary cause, our Party and State give special priority to investment and development of human resources in mountainous areas to meet the requirements of each period.</p> 2022-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 AN ANALYSIS OF CONTEXTUAL MEANING IN BATAK TOBA SONGS LYRIC BY PUTRI SILITONGA: A CASE ON SEMANTICS 2022-09-19T15:19:02+00:00 Eni Julita Br Munthe Maria A. Simamora Herman Fenti Debora Napitupulu Christina Natalina Saragi <p>This research deals with the analysis of the contextual meaning of Batak Toba song lyrics by Putri Silitonga. This research was conducted using a descriptive qualitative research method. The researcher collected the data through observation and documentation. The data were taken from five songs of Putri Silitonga's “sweet song” album. The theory used was the theory of contextual meaning proposed by Mansoer Pateda (2010). There were eight types of contextual meaning found in the data namely, the context of the organ (11%), the context of formality (3%), the context of purpose and context object (17%), the context of mood (31%), and the context of time and context language (6%). The most dominant type of contextual meaning used in the research data is the context of mood, which is the percentage (31%). The result shows that context in the song plays an important role in determining the meaning of song lyrics.</p> 2022-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022