Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities, and Innovation 2018

The Terms of Address in Acehnese Language

Rahil Helmi

Linguistics Department, Universitas Gadjah Mada,Yogyakarta, Indonesia


This article investigates terms of address in Acehnese language. The aims of this research are: (1) to describe the forms of Acehnese terms of address, (2) to describe the types and factors that influence the use of address among the society in Aceh. This research is using descriptive method. In collecting the data, questionnaire and interview were used which consist of opened and closed questions. Sample of this research are taken from 10 participants of Acehnese native speaker. The results show that based on its forms Acehnese address have morphological features such single words and compound words. Based on its type, it consists of kinship terms, non-kinship terms, religious terms, occupational terms, personal pronoun, and proper name. The factors that influence the use of the address are kinship, sex, age, nobility, marital status, religious factors and social status. This research is expected to contribute and become as the development of linguistics especially for local language in term of sociolinguistics field. Theoretically, this study is useful to provide an overview of the forms and meanings in Acehnese terms of address and it is also will be as reference for future research.


Acehnese term of address, form, types, social factors

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