Nurweni, Ari (2011) THE SHRINKAGE OF JAVANESE VOCABULARY. In: International Seminar Language Maintenance and Shift, July 2, 2011, Master's Program in Linguistics, Diponegoro University.

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Previous studies show that Javanese shrinks in terms of its form, function, and accuracy due to Indonesian and the attitude of the Javanese speakers towards Indonesian and Javanese (Poedjosoedarmo, 1991; Gunarwan, 2006). In regard to the causes of the shrinkage of Javanese, there is at least one more thing that leads to the shrinkage. This paper presents the results of an observation to the Javanese vocabulary items used in the daily life of Javanese speakers. The study aims at describing some Javanese words which are likely to fade away due to a technological advance, and explaining the impact to the existence of the local virtues. The description is based on the observation toward the things around the Javanese people in an area of Jawa Tengah to fulfill their daily needs and the words to express them at present, and then compared them with those noticed in 1970s and recalled by the writer. The results showed that though the vocabulary items of Javanese language were enriched by the vocabulary items of other languages, at the same time some Javanese words commonly used in the daily life are likely to disappear from the daily use. The disappearance of the Japanese words also means the vanishing of the things associated with the words and the related local virtues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Dr. Ari Nurweni, M.A.
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 02:29
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 02:29

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