The Language Attitude of Adolescence: A Case Study of an Indonesian-American Mixed Marriage Family
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- bilingual; multilingual; situation in language use; diglossia; language choice; language attitude
Having mixed marriage family background becomes one of the factors to someone become bilingual or multilingual especially for the children. Being bilingual or multilingual adolescence, one language can be dominant one to say which is determined by the situation and language choice of someone and other aspect including personal feeling toward language. This study focuses on Adolescence in Indonesian-American mixed marriage family and the purpose of the study is to ascertain the language attitude of a bilingual or multilingual adolescence. The description includes the function of language use in different situation and social factors of language choice in four domains; home, friendship, college, and church. The attitude toward language which is mostly used by this adolescence is a language which has low variety or informal function in a situation. This language is mostly used in home and friendship domain. Regarding to the personal feeling of the informant, the colloquial language itself as the mother tongue and his first language, he is more comfort and like to speak in that language because he got that language from his mother at home since he was in early age and he lives in an environment which the majority people use this language. This is why that language has positive attitude toward the informant.
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TY - CONF AU - Susmita Zein AU - Adam Damanhuri PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - The Language Attitude of Adolescence: A Case Study of an Indonesian-American Mixed Marriage Family BT - Proceedings of the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference (SoSHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 70 EP - 77 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-19.2019.60 DO - 10.2991/soshec-19.2019.60 ID - Zein2019/12 ER -