The Shift of Proper Names Among Javanese Society
A Sociolinguistic Study
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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- Arabic, endangered, Javanese, proper name, sociolinguistic
- This research aims to examine and discuss the extent to which the shift in proper names occurred and the new proper names emerge among Javanese society, including the factors that influence the shift. The research locus was in Magelang district, Central Java, Indonesia. Since this research used a descriptive qualitative method, the data were obtained from oral and written sources. In order to analyse the data, this research employed the Gardiner’ (1953) theory of proper names. The data analysis was conducted by describing linguistic aspect in proper naming based on the similarities or generalization characters and language user. The results show that proper names in Javanese society can reflect the origin of the giver or the owner of the name, weather from village or town. Proper name characteristics that are almost extinct in men are using the marker sri, sugeng; first syllable su-, nga-; and last syllable -djo, -man, -min, -yo. Whereas the women proper names that are endangered are the ones using the marker sri, on the first word; marker-wati or-yati at the last syllable; first syllable su-, nga-; last syllable/ultima -nah, -nem, -sih, -yah, -yem. The endangered of proper name is influenced by such prestige reasons, like technology development and easiness of information access, and the increase of social knowledge. The endangered of proper name is followed by the appearance of western proper names and followed by the rapid development of proper name using Arabic vocabularies.
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TY - CONF AU - Dwi Atmawati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - The Shift of Proper Names Among Javanese Society BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 202 EP - 207 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.031 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.031 ID - Atmawati2020 ER -