Citraresmana, Elvi and DJajasudarma , Fatimah and Lyra Hera, Meganova (2017) THE ROLE OF LOCAL LANGUAGE IN NATION’S CHARACTER BUILDING*. In: "International Seminar “Language Maintenance and Shift” VII ISSN: 2540-8755, July 19 - 20, 2017, Hotel NEO Semarang.


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There are much complex cultures appeared as the result of “paradigm process in a modern era. New dimensions are fruitful until all experiences and sciences become relative because they tend to be the result of human activity. These human activities identically with culture, so culturesare the result of human activities. Nusantara is the name of Indonesia’s culture that can be observed through language and culture of a local language-culture. One of Nusantara language-culture is Sundanese as the local language-culture of West Java. This paper try to analyze nation’s character building through one of Sundanese language-culture such as idioms and Proverbs. The data can be analyzed in order to build the character of nations in West Java through language-culture. The comparative of character can be analyzed through this data and will come to the conclusion that every nation has their own character which can be observed through their own idioms and proverbs as the universal one. That every nations has their own ethnicity and language-culture which is inherited from their paternity. Qualitative research method is used here with the descriptive data empirically. Character building is analyzed according to the theories of Hornby & Parnwell (1972), Abourjilie (2002), Hidayatullah (2009), Djajasudarma (2016) to name a few.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:character building, local language, mother tongue, ethnic
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:57091
Deposited By:Mr Wahyu Setia Budi
Deposited On:12 Oct 2017 09:13
Last Modified:08 Feb 2018 13:51

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