FAMILY VALUES IN THE MAINTENANCE OF LOCAL/HOME LANGUAGE

Layli, Hamida (2011) FAMILY VALUES IN THE MAINTENANCE OF LOCAL/HOME LANGUAGE. In: International Seminar Language Maintenance and Shift. ISSN: 2088-6799, 2 Juli 2011, Hotel Pandanaran Semarang.

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Abstract

Family is part of a social and cultural group. It is from the family a new member of a society has learned his/her first word. Family’s decision to choose local or national language at home to be socialized to the children is one significant contribution for the maintenance of local or national language. Once a family shifts its perspective or values on the choice, there will be further consequence for local or national language preservation. Therefore, this paper is aimed at exploring family language policy to get the idea of how this small group of a society can contribute to positive or negative effect for local and national language maintenance. Several interviews and observation were conducted to investigate the language policy applied in family language practices and interactions in urban city of Surabaya. The result of the investigation shows how changes in government policy, parents’ social, cultural, as well as professional and linguistic background and the global world have influenced family’s, in particularly parents, values in the use of local or national language for socialization.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:family values, language policy, language maintenance and shift.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Postgraduate Program > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:37506
Deposited By:Mr Ahlis Ahwan
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 08:20
Last Modified:05 Dec 2012 08:23

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