Batek hep in the malay world: Preliminary analysis of loanwords

T. S. Tengku Intan Suzila, Kok Seong Teo

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Abstract

The Malays may have propelled Malaysia’s independence yet like most aborigines or natives, the Orang Asli, the original people of Malay Peninsula, struggles to exist in modern civilization. The Orang Asli’s civilization is buried without due recognition when literary records are molded or replaced with Malay culture orientations. Economic independence means the Orang Asli has to be literate in Malay language and to some, like the Batek Hep’, to be knowledgeable of basic English language. Malays of Kuala Tembeling are profiting from the Batek Hep’s existence in the Malaysian national park as part of the natural exhibits of the lucrative ecotourism industry yet the Batek Hep suffers language endangerment among others. Although they may enjoy easier means of monetary gain through skill demonstrations, this inter-dependence of modern Malay civilization building is unjust to their culture and language heritage. The present study unfolds the Batek language, although of Austroasiatic origin, has an abundance of Malay Austronesian loanwords which suggests they are complementary in the Malay world. Based on a data corpus of more than 2500 words, a language descriptive analysis suggests the Batek Hep’ Malay loanwords abide to Batek language structure and may be behaviorally motivated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages203-207
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138027350
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Nov 20142 Nov 2014

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Other3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period1/11/142/11/14

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language
civilization
endangerment
national park
interdependence
Malaysia
English language
industry
economics

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S., & Teo, K. S. (2015). Batek hep in the malay world: Preliminary analysis of loanwords. In Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014 (pp. 203-207). CRC Press/Balkema.

Batek hep in the malay world : Preliminary analysis of loanwords. / Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S.; Teo, Kok Seong.

Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 203-207.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tengku Intan Suzila, TS & Teo, KS 2015, Batek hep in the malay world: Preliminary analysis of loanwords. in Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 203-207, 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014, Bali, Indonesia, 1/11/14.
Tengku Intan Suzila TS, Teo KS. Batek hep in the malay world: Preliminary analysis of loanwords. In Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 203-207
Tengku Intan Suzila, T. S. ; Teo, Kok Seong. / Batek hep in the malay world : Preliminary analysis of loanwords. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences - Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences, ICIBSoS 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 203-207
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