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Attitudes to Western Loanwords in Indonesia

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

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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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23080
Source: International Journal of the sociology of language
DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2008.003

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