Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

Javanese Personal Pronoun Sira’s Dynamic Change in 10th – 16th Century

Authors
Atin Fitriana, Myrna Laksman-Huntley, Dwi Puspitorini
Corresponding Author
Myrna Laksman-Huntley
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.015How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Corpus linguistics, diachrony, grammaticalization, old Javanese, personal pronoun
Abstract
In the study of language change, often personal pronouns are one of the aspects discussed and these are an important aspect in the study of Javanese too. However, research on Javanese personal pronouns with respect to the scope of language change has not been done. In the study of language change, the data used are diachronic using current approaches such as the use of corpus linguistics. Therefore, this study aims to display the shift of sira used in 10-16th century Javanese literature using corpus linguistic and Mair’s grammaticalization approach examining data using qualitative-quantitative methods. Frequency is an important aspect in discovering shifts, and the concordance line feature and n-grams in the Antconc program reveal that the homonym form of sira serves as a modifier and an honorific marker in certain contexts, while the referent shift occurs from the third person to third and second person in the later period Javanese period. Among the various functions of sira, the use of sira is closely related to honorific aspects. Additionally, the shifts of sira into the second person pronoun cannot be separated from its function as an honorific marker.
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AU  - Atin Fitriana
AU  - Myrna Laksman-Huntley
AU  - Dwi Puspitorini
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12/17
TI  - Javanese Personal Pronoun Sira’s Dynamic Change in 10th – 16th Century
BT  - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
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SN  - 2352-5398
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