Rusminto, N E and Ariyani, Farida and Setiyadi, Ag. Bambang and PUTRAWAN, GEDE EKA (2021) Local language vs. national language: The Lampung language maintenance in the Indonesian context. Kervan, 25 (1). pp. 287-307. ISSN 1825-263X

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ThenativespeakersoftheLampunglanguagearenowverymuchin the minority on their land. The Lampung language that is almost no longer used as a means of communication in the family domainhasled tolanguage loss amongchildren and young people in Lampung.Although several studies on the Lampung language maintenance have appeared in the literature, the focus wasonly restricted to language maintenance in general. As a result, no comprehensive insights and implications appear to exist. Thus, the aim of this paper is to elucidate the issues through a study which focuses onLampung language maintenance among young people, which was conducted witha quantitativeapproach. The findings of this study indicate that theLampunglanguage, like otherlocallanguages in Indonesia, hasissues that need to be seriously addressedso that it can be stillmaintaineda means of communication.Young familiesof thenative people ofLampungalmost no longer use the Lampung language asa means ofcommunication with other family membersand latives.Therefore, to avoid any potential conflict of interest between the Lampung language and the national language, Indonesian, the findings imply that the preservationand maintenanceof the Lampung language shouldbe done througha culture-based approach, which emphasizes asenseof pride and love for the Lampung language as cultural wealth and a product of the civilization of nativepeople of Lampung.The limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Gede Eka Putrawan
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 01:14
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 01:14

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