Deterioration of Indonesian Language in the Age of Globalization

St. Sahriati


Indonesian language is one of languages in the world affected by globalization. The larger vocabularies we have from loan words of foreign language and technological advances, and then language, people and culture of Indonesia recognized by citizen of the world, as well as developing linguistic style of literary work in Indonesian are some examples of positive effects of globalization. Conversely, linguistic hierarchy has emerged linguistic stigmatization and lack of contextual linguistic consciousness, and the role of Indonesian as a unifying tool and identity of Indonesia has also faded away. This condition shall be taken into consideration by linguistic strategy, for example, by making use of hegemonic foreign language within the function limits of communication and by avoiding formation of ideological construction which can be done by suspending an agreement. In the such way, it will be able to construct people of polyphonic language user.

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