BILINGUALISM AMONG THE ADOLESCENTS IN BADUNG REGENCY, BALI

  • I Nyoman Muliana
  • I Made Suastra
  • Made Budiarsa
  • Ni Made Dhanawaty

Abstract

This paper presents a discussion of bilingualism among the adolescents in Badung Regency, the Province of Bali. It aims to explore the bilingualism situation and the existence of Balinese Language among them. The discussion is based on participant observation to the adolescents and it is based on Sociolinguistic Theory. The result of the discussion shows that the adolescents in Badung Regency are bilinguals of Balinese and Indonesian languages. They use Balinese language in all their communicative activities, except some females occasionally showed the use of Indonesian language. Their conversations both in Balinese and Indonesian languages are also followed by code mixing of the words and phrase of Indonesian, Balinese, and English languages.  The result of the discussion also indicates that Balinese language still used and maintained by the adolescents in Badung Regency.

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Author Biographies

I Nyoman Muliana

Warmadewa University, Denpasar

I Made Suastra

Study Program of  Linguistics, School of Postgraduate Studies,Udayana University

Made Budiarsa
Study Program of  Linguistics, School of Postgraduate Studies,Udayana University
Ni Made Dhanawaty
Study Program of  Linguistics, School of Postgraduate Studies,Udayana University
Published
2015-01-01
How to Cite
MULIANA, I Nyoman et al. BILINGUALISM AMONG THE ADOLESCENTS IN BADUNG REGENCY, BALI. e-Journal of Linguistics, [S.l.], jan. 2015. ISSN 2442-7586. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eol/article/view/11336>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Bilingualism, Adolescents, Badung Regency

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