Field of Study: Sociolinguistics: Elements of Language and Assimilation of Malay Language in Baba and Nyonya Community in Malaysia

By Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam and Wan Muna Ruzanna Wan Mohammad.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The purpose of this research is to identify the elements of language and to study the strength of the assimilation of the Malay language used by the Baba and Nyonya in Malacca. This research is focusing on the aspects of language that cover the usage level of the language, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and others. This research uses library research, survey, observation and interview. Questionnaires have been distributed to all respondents as the procedure to conduct the research. The level of the assimilation of the Malay language in Baba and Nyonya has been analysed from the angles of frequency, mean and standard deviation and are explained rationally.

Keywords: Language, Assimilation

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.233-242. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 629.125KB).

Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam is a lecturer at the Malay Department, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia. She completed her doctoral research on ‘Dyslexia from The Aspect of Reading Bahasa Melayu”in 2003 at the Language Centre, University Putra Malaysia. She has an interest in issues in intercultural discourse and communication. She is particularly interested in the relation ship between language, communication and society. Currently supervising Masters and Ph.D students in mastering the qualitative research in Malay Linguistic and the Teaching and Learning of Malay Language.

Wan Muna Ruzanna Wan Mohammad

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia


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