THE ATTITUDES OF ACEHNESE YOUTH TOWARDS THE ACEHNESE LANGUAGE (A CASE STUDY IN LANGSA)

Maria Ulfa

Abstract


This study deals with the attitude of Acehnese youth towards Acehnese language .It employs qualitative research design with a case study. This study aims to describe: (1) How the Acehnese youth attitude toward Acehnese language (2) What The factors that motivated the the Acehnese youth to have the positive attitude toward Acehnese language. The subjects were 20 Teenagers from Acehnese family, which the age of subjects ranges between 13-19 years old. The instrument used in this study was interview. The interview was used to obtain the teenagers attitude and the factors that influence them. The data were analyzed by interactive models of Miles and Huberman’s technique. Based on data analysis, It was found that the teenagers have positive and negative attitude , there are ten children ( 50 %) have positive attitude and there are  ten children (50 %) who have negative attitude. There are three factors that motivated the teenagers positive attitude in Acehnese language, namely; ethnic identity, prestige and communication success.


Keywords


Language attitude; Acehnese youth; Acehnese language

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