Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Attitude of Communicating Using Language in Maintaining Cultural Cohesion in the Gilimanuk-Jembrana-Bali Multicultural Society

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296864,
        author={IBP  Manuaba and NW  Sartini},
        title={The Attitude of Communicating Using Language in Maintaining Cultural Cohesion in the Gilimanuk-Jembrana-Bali Multicultural Society},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={communication attitude multicultural society flexible attitude cultural cohesion (social harmony)},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296864}
    }
    
  • IBP Manuaba
    NW Sartini
    Year: 2020
    The Attitude of Communicating Using Language in Maintaining Cultural Cohesion in the Gilimanuk-Jembrana-Bali Multicultural Society
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296864
IBP Manuaba1,*, NW Sartini1
  • 1: Universitas Airlangga
*Contact email: ibputeramanuaba@gmail.com

Abstract

The attitude of communicating languages in multicultural societies that have ethnic diversity, often becomes an obstacle, which results in not building cultural cohesion. Therefore, there needs to be a model of attitude to communicate using different languages, as is done in the Gilimanuk-Jembrana-Balinese multicultural society, which tends to not only use the language of one's own tribe but also the language of other tribes. The research method used in this study is a qualitative-field research method, data are collected using in-depth interview techniques and observation techniques, data in the form of language attitudes of multicultural communities, and locations are multicultural communities of Gilimanuk-Jembrana-Bali. The original finding in this research is a flexible communication attitude using language. The attitude of communication that uses other ethnic languages in languages is very functional in maintaining cultural cohesion (social harmony) in multicultural societies. To be flexible in communicating using language in a multicultural society, each member of the community must have multilingual abilities and are not fanatical about their ethnic language. The results of this study indicate that the flexible attitude of communication using language in multicultural societies, in fact, not only serves to convey information (messages), but also there is a noble intention to build intimacy in the community to maintain cultural cohesion (cultural harmony)