LANGUAGE CHOICE AND ATTITUDE OF HAKKA YOUTH IN KLUANG, JOHOR

HUI, HOO YEE (2020) LANGUAGE CHOICE AND ATTITUDE OF HAKKA YOUTH IN KLUANG, JOHOR. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study examined the language choice of the Hakka youth in Kluang, Johor, and their attitude towards the Hakka dialect. The objectives of this study were: (1) to describe the language choice of the Hakka youth in different domains; (2) to identify the attitude of the Hakka youth towards the Hakka dialect; (3) to determine the relationship between the Hakka proficiency of the Hakka youth and the frequency of Hakka used as language choice; and (4) to determine the relationship between the Hakka youth's demographic characteristics and their attitude towards the Hakka dialect. A survey study was conducted on 153 Hakka youth aged between 15 and 30 with an online questionnaire. The results show that the language choice of the Hakka youth was mainly standard languages especially Mandarin in all domains. The data collected indicated the Hakka youth’s positive attitude towards the Hakka dialect. The Pearson correlation test conducted showed that the proficiency of the Hakka youth in the Hakka dialect is significantly correlated to the frequency of Hakka used. The independent t-tests conducted indicated that age, religion, educational background, and socio-economic status significantly differentiated the Hakka youth’s attitude towards the Hakka dialect. The study showed that the Hakka youth appreciate and uphold a positive attitude towards the Hakka dialect but do not apply Hakka as their language choices.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hakka dialect, demographic characteristics, Pearson correlation test
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Dan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 03:28
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 09:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34759

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