Proceedings of the 2nd Konferensi BIPA Tahunan by Postgraduate Program of Javanese Literature and Language Education in Collaboration with Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Lecturers, KEBIPAAN, 9 November, 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Sundanese Letters as the One of Identity and Language Preserver

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295037,
        author={Elis Suryani Nani Sumarlina and Rangga Saptya Mohamad Permana and Undang Ahmad Darsa},
        title={The Role of Sundanese Letters as the One of Identity and Language Preserver},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Konferensi BIPA Tahunan by Postgraduate Program of Javanese Literature and Language Education in Collaboration with Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Lecturers, KEBIPAAN, 9 November, 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={KEBIPAAN},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={sundanese letters; identity; language preserver},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295037}
    }
    
  • Elis Suryani Nani Sumarlina
    Rangga Saptya Mohamad Permana
    Undang Ahmad Darsa
    Year: 2020
    The Role of Sundanese Letters as the One of Identity and Language Preserver
    KEBIPAAN
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295037
Elis Suryani Nani Sumarlina1,*, Rangga Saptya Mohamad Permana2, Undang Ahmad Darsa1
  • 1: Departemen Sejarah dan Filologi, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
  • 2: Program Studi Televisi dan Film, Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi, Universitas Padjadjaran
*Contact email: elis.suryani@gmail.com

Abstract

Humans have the creativity, sense, and also the intention to be the differentiator from other creatures in this world. For this reason, humans have the ability to express their feelings and thoughts through a variety of languages, but not all ethnic groups accept characters and languages at the same time, depending on 'awareness' about the importance of signs to prove the form of creativity, sense, and the intention. Based on that awareness, there arises letters or writings, which are closely related to language. The language itself changes with the times, as well as other cultural elements. In the current era of globalization, local languages, especially Sundanese, are considered burdensome, because according to their successors it is more difficult to learn than other lessons. If this is allowed, in the future, the characters and local languages are like foreign languages which are difficult to understand. If so, what will happen to the characters and mother tongue in the future? To achieve more optimal educational and teaching objectives, strategies and methodologies are needed for teaching language that are reliable and capable. Language is closely related to letters, which functions to record the 'voices' of the language spoken orally and in writing. In addition, script, language, and literature are one of the tools of cultural preservation, which are contained in the form of texts as cultural relics of the past.