Toponyms and Identity of Canggal Temple Area in Eco-linguistics Perspective
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- identity; environment; Canggal temple; toponym; eco-linguistics; transformation
Naming a place (toponym) is a reflection of settlement area which is embodied in the language. Toponyms based on physical environment, biological, and cultural represents the interrelation between language and the environment. Exploring toponyms of a certain area can explain a lot of things such as the history of the settlement that reflects the identity of the people around it. This paper describes the toponyms of Canggal Temple area of Gendol hills, Magelang, Central Java, which is based on the environmental elements of biological elements, non-biological elements, and charismatic figures. The research problem was to trace the toponyms transition that originally used Sanskrit to name a certain place in the eighth century with the background of Hinduism culture, and its continuation using the local Javanese language with the background of the Islamic religion. This Research used the eco-linguistic approach by examining the language (toponyms) in the context of the cultural environment. Data were obtained from Canggal Inscription (732 AD), and the toponyms of village or hamlet names around the temple; the cultural transformation was, then, analyzed. The study results could be explained from the cultural transformation that occurred in the area of Canggal Temple associated with the socio-cultural life of society.
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TY - CONF AU - Niken Wirasanti PY - 2018/08 DA - 2018/08 TI - Toponyms and Identity of Canggal Temple Area in Eco-linguistics Perspective BT - Proceedings of the Fourth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (Prasasti 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 213 EP - 216 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-18.2018.39 DO - 10.2991/prasasti-18.2018.39 ID - Wirasanti2018/08 ER -