Languange Situation in Kebumen Regency

Ratih Rahayu, Sri Munawarah

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As a language with a large number of speakers, Javanese language has a variation in the usage called dialect, one of them is Banyumas dialect or Ngapak dialect. On the southeast side, Banyumas dialect area coverage is bounded by Kebumen Regency. Sub-district Prembun (one of the subdistricts in Kebumen) and surrounding areas referred to as the transition region of Yogyakarta dialect or standar dialect, while the Kebumen Regency itself is referred to as the bounday area of Banyumas dialect. As a meeting place between Banyumas dialect and Yogyakarta dialect, Javanese language in Kebumen Regency influenced by the two dialects. Formulation of this research problem is "How the language situation in Kebumen based on study of dialectology?" Further, language situation to be discussed related to variation of phonological and lexical variety influenced by Banyumas and standard dialect. The purpose of this study is to explain linguistic situation in Kebumen District through the exposure of phonological variations and lexical variations influenced by Banyumas dialect and standard dialect. Data is collected at 26 subdistricts in Kebumen Regency using questionnaire. Techniques used in data collection are structured interviews. Meanwhile, the list of questions used are Swadesh basic vocabulary and basic vocabulary of the function word. The further data processing is done by creating isoglos and counting of dialectometri. The result of this study indicates that in Kebumen there is no dialect or language difference. The Javanesse language used in Kebumen is Banyumasan dialect or Ngapak dialect. This is in accordance with the recognition of the speakers community that they use the Banyumasan or Ngapak dialect. In addition, there are phonological variations and lexical variations. Phonological variations and lexical variations are influenced by Banyumasan dialect and Yogyakarta dialect. It is found special vocabularies in Javanesse language in Kebumen.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Seminar on Sociolinguistics and Dialectology 2017 - ID, Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Seminar on Sociolinguistics and Dialectology 2017
Period1/01/17 → …
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  • dialectology, Javanesse language, phonological variation, lexical variation, isogloss.


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