Rachmad Wahidi, Riadi Syah Putra


The objective of this research is to investigate Acehnese native speakers attitudes towards their mother tongue. This study used a case study approach in obtaining the data from an online survey, disseminated through social media and by approaching several concerned research subjects. From 18 participants responses, the authors concluded that the attitudes of Acehnese native speakers are still at a positive level. The results showed that a small number of factors was involved in the way the native speakers use their mother tongue. Despite the factors, 75% of respondents were willing to use Acehnese language to their children.


Acehnese; language attitude; native language; language shift

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