Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Family-Based Language Learning: A Case Study of the Ponosakan Language Maintenance in North Sulawesi

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315608,
        author={Mu’jizah  Mu’jizah and Retno  Handayani and Dian  Palupi and Erlis Nur  Mujiningsih},
        title={Family-Based Language Learning: A Case Study of the Ponosakan Language Maintenance in North Sulawesi},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={language learning; language transmission; family domain},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315608}
    }
    
  • Mu’jizah Mu’jizah
    Retno Handayani
    Dian Palupi
    Erlis Nur Mujiningsih
    Year: 2022
    Family-Based Language Learning: A Case Study of the Ponosakan Language Maintenance in North Sulawesi
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315608
Mu’jizah Mu’jizah1,*, Retno Handayani2, Dian Palupi2, Erlis Nur Mujiningsih2
  • 1: Badan Litbang Diklat, Kemenag
  • 2: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa
*Contact email: mujizah@gmail.com

Abstract

One of the endangered local languages in North Sulawesi is Ponosakan. This study aimed to preserve the sustainability of Ponosakan by means of qualitative methods, such as story telling, singing songs, and revitalisation of the language function for communication within the families. The approach was taken by introducing the vocabularies of the things around their dwelling places, introducing folk-tales, myths, local narratives, games, folksongs in daily conversation. Instead of parents, village leaders, and school teachers who are still familiar with the language use are assigned to teach the Ponosakan. Learners are required to retell everything they learned in Ponosakan language with the hope that their language proficiency will improve. The study has shown that children and their families in Ponosakan actively use the language at home, and the Ponosakan language has eventually been revitalized.