Proceedings of the First International Conference on Culture, Literature, Language Maintenance and Shift, CL-LAMAS 2019, 13 August 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Local Language Maintenance through Folklore Translation in Historical Tourism

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-8-2019.2290172,
        author={Ayu Ida Savitri},
        title={Local Language Maintenance through Folklore Translation in Historical Tourism},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Culture, Literature, Language Maintenance and Shift, CL-LAMAS 2019, 13 August 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CL-LAMAS},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={translation cambodian local language language maintenance tourism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-8-2019.2290172}
    }
    
  • Ayu Ida Savitri
    Year: 2019
    Local Language Maintenance through Folklore Translation in Historical Tourism
    CL-LAMAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-8-2019.2290172
Ayu Ida Savitri1,*
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: ayuidasavitri@lecturer.undip.ac.id

Abstract

Language is one of human civilization evidences reflecting the culture of its speakers. When it is dead due to the inexistence of its speakers or their language shift into another one, the culture is also endangered to be extinct. Language maintenance is needed to preserve it along with the culture. One of the ways to keep them is by using it in tourism business where it can be introduced and preserved. This research describes Cambodian local language maintenance through the translation on the information board and the live-recorded information played on the recording tool in a historical tourism site, The Killing Fields. The results shows how the information board and the live-recorded information were beneficial in introducing and preserving the local language through the written and oral translation of the original orthographic and sound of the language for tourists who are interedted in cultural-historical tourism site.