THE DYNAMICS OF INDONESIAN LANGUAGE CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL ERA:

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION

  • Frido Evindey Manihuruk Universitas Negeri Medan
  • Jeane Alisya Universitas Negeri Medan
  • Febriyanti Angka Universitas Negeri Medan
  • Fitriani Lubis Universitas Negeri Medan

Abstract

This research examines the dynamics of Indonesian language change in a digitalized era, with a focus on the challenges faced by the younger generation in using social media. Indonesian has experienced significant changes along with globalization and the rapid progress of digital technology. This research uses qualitative methods and a descriptive approach. This research uses primary data in the form of a questionnaire which was distributed to 50 young generation respondents and mostly students from various universities. The results of this research show that social media has a big impact on changes in the Indonesian language. The younger generation is driving major changes in language as they become active users of social media. Finding a balance between language modernization and maintaining Indonesian language identity is the challenge.

Published
2023-12-22
How to Cite
MANIHURUK, Frido Evindey et al. THE DYNAMICS OF INDONESIAN LANGUAGE CHANGE IN THE DIGITAL ERA:. Prawara: Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 140-147, dec. 2023. ISSN 2746-7139. Available at: <https://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/jpbsi/article/view/10152>. Date accessed: 21 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.jpbsi.2023.4.2.10152.
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