Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ANCOSH 2020)

Spatial Representation of Baduy Tribe

Santy Yulianti, Winci Firdaus
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Santy Yulianti
Available Online 14 April 2021.
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prepositional phrases, place function, spatial representation
This paper focuses on studying the spatial representation of Baduy tribe. This subject is an interesting matter because Baduy tribe have customary rules regarding the layout of buildings and fields in their lives. The conceptual rules affects the vocabulary production that they use in daily life, one of which is the formation of prepositional phrases with spatial meaning. This structure indicates Baduy’s spatial cognition in terms of their daily interactions with natural surroundings. The theoretical basis used to produce prepositional phrase rules is conceptual semantics and spatial representations from spatial cognition of the Baduy. The data used are locative prepositional phrases (place functions) with prepositions di (in/at) and ka (to) obtain from interviews with informants from Baduy Jero (Inner Baduy) and Baduy Luar (Outer Baduy). The method of data collection is transcript the interview and then classified the prepositional phrases that occurred in the interview. The result is that the reference objects for these prepositional phrases are place nouns such as imah (house), leuit (rice barn), and huma (field), and direction nouns such as luhur (top), kaler (north), kidul (south), kenca (left), katuhu (right), and prepositions of derivatives ending in suffix -eun. Spatial representations obtained from the construction of prepositional phrases are reference objects that are mostly allocentric and locative concepts of kidul (south) and kaler (north). This relates to their experience of the layout of their villages, fields and sacred places which started from the northernmost area as a public area (villages) to the southernmost region as a sacred place (place of worship) of the Baduy. This cognitive map is representing the wisdom of Baduy tribe in conserving the nature.
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AU  - Santy Yulianti
AU  - Winci Firdaus
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/14
TI  - Spatial Representation of Baduy Tribe
BT  - Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ANCOSH 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 215
EP  - 219
SN  - 2352-5398
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ID  - Yulianti2021
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