Peralihan bahasa cham dalam masyarakat cham di Malaysia: Analisis sosiolinguistik

Translated title of the contribution: Language shift among the Malaysian cham community: A sociolinguistic analysis

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Language shift is a situation when society turns to the use of more dominant language until the common language of the mother tongue cannot be maintained. Language shift issues often occur among minorities. This issue is highlighted because the findings of previous studies indicate that there is a clear change in the language use when the Cham people emigrate thus leading to language transitions. This study aims to investigate the use of Cham language based on domain analysis and social mobility theory. The use of Cham language is studied in family domains, neighbourhoods and occupations. The study was conducted in the area of Perak-Pulau Pinang-Kedah boundary which is a northern socio-economic growth area. 135 respondents were involved, with the age of between 12 and 69 years old. The data were obtained through field work using questionnaire and indirect interview and analysed by using percentage and independent sample t-test. The findings showed that the difference in the score of language use between generations in the three domains is statistically significant. This study concludes that the use of Cham language is decreasing mainly by the second generation and leads to the language shift into Malay. Social mobility factors play a role in this language shift. The findings of this study are expected to contribute to the study of language shift and maintenance of minority language.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages18
JournalGEMA Online Journal of Language Studies
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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sociolinguistics
language
community
Social Mobility
Language Shift
Language
minority
mother tongue
Language Use
occupation
economic growth

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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Peralihan bahasa cham dalam masyarakat cham di Malaysia : Analisis sosiolinguistik. / Ghazali, Noraisikin; Jaafar, Mohammad Fadzeli; Radzi, Harishon.

In: GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.05.2019, p. 52-69.

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