ENGLISH BORROWINGS IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Abdulloh Abdulloh Sekolah Tinggi bahasa Asing IEC Bekasi
  • Sarsono Sarsono Sekolah Tinggi bahasa Asing IEC Bekasi
  • Ikhwan Muslim Sekolah Tinggi bahasa Asing IEC Bekasi
Keywords: borrowing or loan word, adoption, adaptation, translation, creation

Abstract

This study describes English borrowing or loan words during COVID-19 pandemic  frequently used by public and absorped by Indonesian. Some words mostly from medical and healthcare terms, but many of them are from  daily, practical, social life  terms. People don’t realize that they use many unfamiliar words and phrases when they communicate in Indonesian. Those words are English borrowings. The aims of the study are ; (1) to investigate some English borrowing words or phrases, (2) to describe the borrowing process from English into Indonesian. The Qualitative Decriptive Analysis Method used in analysing English  borrowings . Obtains  95 English words taken then classified into the process of borrowings. 56 words from 95 words or 58,95 % already available in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI), 39 words or 41,05% is not listed in KBBI or signed with n.a or  not available. In the borrowing process obtains 34 words or 35,7% as adoption  , 45 words or 47,3% as adaptation , 14 words or 14,7 % as translation, and the rest is 2 words or 2,1 % as creation process. The  result shows that English borrowings absorped by Indonesian through both adoption and adaptation are  quite significant, total both is 83%. It means that Indonesian is quite  open language to foreign languages. This fact also shows that Indonesian is a dynamic, up to date, and modern language.

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Published
2020-09-04
How to Cite
Abdulloh, A., Sarsono, S., & Muslim, I. (2020). ENGLISH BORROWINGS IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL), 5(02), 17-30. https://doi.org/10.37110/jell.v5i02.101