publication . Article . 2016

Navigating between ethnic and religious identity: Heritage language maintenance among young Australians of indonesian origin

Ahmad Bukhori Muslim; Jillian R. Brown;
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  • Published: 29 Jul 2016 Journal: Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics (issn: 2301-9468, eissn: 2502-6747, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;For ethnic minority groups, speaking a heritage language signifies belonging to their country of origin and enriches the dominant culture. The acculturation of major ethnic groups in Australia – Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese – has been frequently studied, but a minor one like Indonesian has not. Through semi-structured interviews at various places and observations at cultural events, the study explores the contextual use, meaning and perceived benefits of Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language) among Indonesian families and how this practice influences the young participants’ (18-26 years old) identification with Indonesia, the o...
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free text keywords: Bahasa Indonesia, ethnic language, religious identity, Indonesian-Australian identity, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar, P101-410, Applied linguistics; Language and Identity, Ethnic group, Indonesian, language.human_language, language, Family values, Acculturation, Religious identity, Sociology, Gender studies, Vietnamese, Heritage language, Dominant culture
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publication . Article . 2016

Navigating between ethnic and religious identity: Heritage language maintenance among young Australians of indonesian origin

Ahmad Bukhori Muslim; Jillian R. Brown;