Indonesian Language Acquisition for Japanese Descendants in Sanur-Bali

Ngurah Indra Pradhana


In social interaction with indigenous people (Indonesian people), Japanese people must equip themselves with Indonesian language skills to establish good communication. The same is true of the descendants of those who will make association with Indonesian children. In this case Indonesian is very important to be taught so that children of Japanese descent can interact and live well with the surrounding community. This is what attracts researchers to find out, patterns or ways of Japanese society in teaching Indonesian to their children. This research was conducted in the Sanur area, Denpasar City, Bali. This study uses the theory of sociology of language, teaching Indonesian, and using a questionnaire as a tool to obtain data. The results of this study reveal that the teaching pattern used consists of two types, namely the naturalistic and the formal type. While teaching Indonesian to his children, he found several problems. One of them is the complexity of using polite language and special expressions when communicating to each person in their respective positions. From the parameters of language skills, the most important thing to be taught to children of Japanese descent is the ability to speak (conversation).

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