Influenced Factors Towards The Language Shift Phenomenon Of Wotunese

Masruddin .


This study aims to find out the factors influence on the language shift of Wotunese.  This study was carried out in two villages namely Lampenai Village and Bawalipu Village, Wotu District, East Luwu Regency.  The method used  was  field survey by distributing  questionnaire, interviewing and direct observation for 400 Wotunese, interview the informant sample comprised 400 males and females of  Wotunese who live in Wotu area at least 10 years.  Their ages are around 10 up to 50 years old. The results show that the determinant factors influence significantly on language shift of Wotunese are age, mobilization, bilingualism and language attitude.  Then, the government and the wotunese should do some real actions to save Wotu language from the death language phenomenon.

Key wordsLanguage shift, Wotunese, Determinant Factors

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