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Attitudes to Western Loanwords in Indonesia

Hassall, Tim; Titk Murtisari, Elisabet; Donnelly, Christine; Wood, Jeffrey


The study examines attitudes of young tertiary educated Indonesians toward words borrowed from English (and formerly Dutch), referred to here as western loanwords (WLWs). Respondents' attitudes were investigated using both a matched guise instrument and overt questionnaire items. The matched guise instrument suggested a dislike of western loanwords, whereas the questionnaire items indicated strongly favorable attitudes to them. The latter measure of attitudes appears to be the more valid, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of the sociology of language
DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2008.003


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