Language Choice of Ende- Nage Speakers

A Sociolinguistics Study

  • Patrisius Kami Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Wayan Simpen Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ida Bagus Putra Yadnya Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Ketut Darma Laksana Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: Language Choice, Sociolinguistics, Indonesia Speaker, Ende-Nage


The focus of this research is the language choice of Ende-Nage speakers. It was a sociolinguistic study conducted in the language boundary area in Nangamboa-Flores, Indonesia. The object-choice of the current research was based on the reality of the Nangamboa community, which is classified as a multi-lingual society. Based on this understanding, the assessment of language choice refers to what factors influence language choice in Ende-Nage speakers. The analysis is presented with informal (descriptive) and formal methods. This research applied the sociolinguistic theory that leads to the concept of language choice. The results of the study illustrate the existence of general factors and specific factors. In general, the factors that most influence language selection in the Nangamboa community are the duration and togetherness of interacting by everyone; Specific factors also influence the achievement of language interaction. These factors include the situation, setting (location), the topic of conversation, speech participants, age differences and differences in social status. In addition, there are also internal factors and external factors that influence language choices.


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How to Cite
Kami, P., Simpen, I. W., Yadnya, I. B. P., & Laksana, I. K. D. (2020). Language Choice of Ende- Nage Speakers. The International Journal of Language and Cultural (TIJOLAC), 2(01), 58-74. Retrieved from