MAXIMIZING REGIONAL DIALECT IN EFL LEARNING ACTIVITIES OF SOCIOLINGUISTICS CONTEXT

Vina Fathira

Abstract


In teaching sociolinguistics, it is hard for students to understand the terms used for sociolinguistic theories. In order to ease the students’ problem, the researcher wants to conduct the research about maximizing material for regional dialect in classroom activities of sociolinguistics context. In classroom activity, the use of isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry is good to make the students understand compare without using those two things. The researcher used isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry to identify the language variation in one region lies between or among other regions which has different languages. This study aims at maximizing isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry for regional dialect to make them understand about terms used in sociolinguistic context. This research used qualitative method explained descriptively. In collecting data, students were asked to fill the questionnaires before and after using isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry, counted the score of the questionnaires and analyzing these two ways of maximizing regional dialect. The result showed that the students are easy to differentiate terms used in regional dialect after using isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry such as language, dialect, accent as well as other terms in regional dialect of sociolinguistic context compare with the students before using isoglosses boundaries and dialectometry. Findings of the research are divided into two things. First, using the dialectometry is easier to understand by calculating the differentiation of gloss used. Second, by using isoglosses boundaries is easy way to see the differentiation of one dialect to other by mapping the language in language variation of sociolinguistics context.


Keywords


regional dialect, isoglosses boundaries, dialectometry, sociolinguistics context

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