Irawan, Lalu Ari and Susanto, Susanto and Suharsono , Suharsono (2015) THINK IN SASAK, SPEAK IN ENGLISH. In: International Seminar “Language Maintenance and Shift” V ISSN; 2088-6799, 2-3 September 2015, Hotel NEO Semarang.


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The emerging use of English in many fields have spread to all over the world. Contact between languages is then unavoidable. In Lombok, it can be witnessed three ways of how English has spread to the society, formal and informal learning, and non-formal acquisition. This study begins with a prior study finding the various attributes of Sasak and Indonesian languages that occurred in an English language class. The primary focus of the study is tracing the conceptualization of Sasak people in the English of learners, or thought in this study. The term conceptualization is taken from the emerging notion suggested by Farzad Sharifian (2007, 2015) to describe various concepts that exist and live within certain community. In this respect, this study conducts classroom observation to record the gamut of interaction and, therefore, is used to trace the concepts originated from Sasak community. Regarding the two focus of the study is concept and its manifestation in the language of the people, this study also uses the approach suggested by Hakan Ringborn (2007), i.e. cross-linguistic study, to enable the investigation of cross-similarities between the two languages. All data in recorded in observation sheets are then reduced, displayed, and used to draw conclusion, as suggested by Miles and Huberman (2004).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sasak, ethnolinguistic study, thought, conceptualization, cross-linguistic study
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:55401
Deposited On:14 Aug 2017 16:10
Last Modified:14 Feb 2018 12:01

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