LOAN WORDS AS SHAPERS OF IDENTITY IN SEVENTEENTHCENTURY MALAY: A HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS STUDY OF CHRISTIAN SONGS INTRODUCED BY THE VOC

Thianto, Yudha (2015) LOAN WORDS AS SHAPERS OF IDENTITY IN SEVENTEENTHCENTURY MALAY: A HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS STUDY OF CHRISTIAN SONGS INTRODUCED BY THE VOC. In: International Seminar “Language Maintenance and Shift” V ISSN; 2088-6799, 2-3 September 2015, Hotel NEO Semarang.

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Abstract

The presence of loan words in a language shows the long-standing interactions between that particular language as a recepient and its donors. Over time, these loan words are absorbed into the recipient language and they become a part of the linguistic identity of its speakers. Very often the speakers no longer realize that these words originally came from another language. This essay looks at seventeenth-century texts of Christian songs in Malay that were first introduced to the East Indies by the VOC. By looking at the presence of several loan words, mostly coming from Arabic, Sanskrit, and Dutch this essay seeks to explain how these loan words form the identity of speakers of Malay, not just among Christians who sang these songs, but also the speakers of this lingua franca who lived all over the East Indies archipelago.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:55604
Deposited By:Mr Wahyu Setia Budi
Deposited On:28 Aug 2017 08:56
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 07:46

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