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JAVANESE LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE BY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NORTH SEMARANG DISTRICT

*Wiwiek Sundari  -  Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
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The Javanese language has two main dialects. Jogja and Solo Dialects were considered as a standard dialects. Meanwhile, the others, such as Ngapak or East Java Dialects, were considered as non-standard dialects. As the capital city of Central Java, Semarang has a different form from the standard ones and does not resemble the others called Semarangan Javanese Language (SJL). It is interesting to investigate SJL as a Javanese Language variation since it has different vocabularies and accents from the previous dialects but has not reached the standard of being a dialect. This research shows how 40 (forty) students from 4 (four) Junior High Schools, consisting of2 (two) state junior High Schools and 2 (two) two private junior High Schools in North Semarang Districts maintain this language variation by using it at school. The data were collected by observing the students’ activities, both inside and outside the classroom. The result shows that the students are maintaining SJL since they are talking with their friends and others using it as their mother tongue although the school obliged them to use Bahasa Indonesia during school hours and teach the Javanese Language with standard dialect as local content.

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Keywords: Javanese Language maintenance; Semarangan Javanese Language (SJL); Junior High School students; North Semarang District
Funding: Universitas Diponegoro

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