Proceedings of the International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Cultural Studies (BASA 2018)

This proceeding contains selected papers of The International Seminar On Recent Language, Literature, And Local Culture Studies “Kajian Mutakhir Bahasa, Sastra, Dan Budaya Daerah (BASA 2018)” held on 19-20 October 2018 in Solo, Indonesia. The conference, which was organized by the Local Literature, Faculty of Cultural Science Universitas Sebelas Maret has accepted more than 148 abstracts. Reviewing process for the abstracts resulted in 89 selected papers which were presented at the seminar. Finally, after peer-reviewing process, all the selected papers were accepted for publication in a WoS indexed conference proceeding. The conference accommodates topics for Linguistics in general including issues in language, literature, local cultural studies, philology, folklore, oral literature, history, art, education, etc.

The selecting and reviewing process for the BASA 2018 was very challenging in that it needed goodwill of those who were involved in such a process. More than ten experts were invited in reviewing, giving suggestions for revision and at last selecting the papers. On that account, we would like to forward our appreciation and our gratefulness to such invited experts for having done the process.

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the parties who have helped us make this meeting and the proceeding publication possible, especially Universitas Sebelas Maret; Leeds University, UK; Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta; Canada, International Indonesia Forum; Universitas Gadjah Mada; Yogyakarta; Universitas Airlangga; Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta; Universitas Negeri Semarang; Universitas Negeri Jember; Institut Kesenian Jakarta; Universitas Sumatera Utara; IAIN Palangka Raya; Universitas Negeri Jember; IAIN Salatiga; Unwidha Klaten; Univet Bantara Sukoharjo; Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo for the cooperative support with the speakers. Our deep gratitude is also strongly forwarded to all individuals who took part in the conference, especially the keynote speakers, all the presenters and participants as well as all students and staffs who have been involved in the preparation and execution of the conference and the proceeding publication.

Papers in the proceeding are expected to give academic benefits, especially in broadening the horizon of our understanding in language, literature, and local culture studies. We realize that what we are presenting for the publication is still far for being perfect. Constructive criticism is very much welcome for improvement.

Editors of BASA 2018 Proceedings