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Relationship between Language-Social Class

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Restu Cahyadiarta

on 13 March 2015

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The Conclusion of Language
Language is a arbitrary, vocal symbol which is as communication tool in the form of oral and writing used by individuals or communities to communicate with others.
What is social class?
What is language?
Bill Adams
, Language is a system of individual psychological development in a context of inter-subjective.

, Language is a form of thinking that can be understood, in touch with reality, and has the shape and structure of the logical.

What is the Relationship between Language and Social Class?
, “sociolinguistics is a part of linguistics which have the relation between language, language and culture phenomenon.”
Example of the Relationship
Social Class of Hindu's people in Bali:
Brahmana (Ida bagus/Ida ayu)
Ksatrya (Anak Agung)
Wesya (Gusti Bagus/Gusti Ayu)
Sudra (Putu, Gede, Kadek, Made,
Nyoman, Komang, Ketut)
language used by the people as the indicators of someone social class.

Relationship between Language-Social Class
Bloch & Trager

Language is a system of symbols which are arbitrary and the system is social group collaboration.

, Language is a structured system of sounds and sound sequences that are arbitrary, which is used, or which can be used in communication between individuals by a group of people and that is rather thoroughly give names to objects, events, and processes in the human environment.
Ferdinand De Saussure
, Language is the most prominent distinguishing feature because the language of each social group feels itself as a different entity from the other groups.

, Language is essentially a statement of one's mind through onomata (object name or something) and rhemata (words) which is a reflection of one's ideas in the air flow through the mouth.

, Language is a means of effective communication, although not perfect so the imperfections of language as a means of communication to be one source of misunderstanding.

, Language is the object of semiology.

Mc. Carthy
, Language is the most appropriate practices to develop the ability to think.

William A. Haviland
, Language is a system of sounds which when combined according to certain rules that make meaning that can be captured by all the people who speak it.
Group definition
Background of Study
Pitirim A. Sorokin
, stated that social class is "distinction population or society into classes in stages (hierarchies), manifestations are classes of high, medium, or low classes".
Peter Berger
, defines the social class as "a type of stratification in the which one's general position in society is basically determined by economic criteria".
, stated that social class is a "social and economic groups constituted by a coalescence of economic, occupational, and educational bonds".
Banjamin Lee Worf
, "language imprisoned the human life."
E. Sapir
, "the language which use by the different society attributed the real life of them, where the language influence the ways of thinking by the society."
Hypothesis Sapir-Whorf stated that language used in our life to see the world and other environment.
1. The Lower Class
2. The Working Class
3. The Middle Class
4. The Upper Class
Labov-theory of social class
4. The upper class
This class divides into two groups:
The Lower-upper Class
The Upper-upper Class
Sapir-Whorf stating "man's view of the environment can be determined by the language",
Chambers (2003: 42), devided social class into:
"Napi sane ragane pacang kakarianin mangkin?”

"ape ento kegae?” or “ape ane gae?”
With the holy person or higher levels of social classes:
with the same levels of social classes or lower:
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The purpose of grouping people based on their social class just for differentiates them by their occupations and their ability to do something. But it would be nice if we were able to appreciate all of the people, whether it old, young, rich poor, men or women, because the difference is wonderful and it make us as the wealthy nations, not rich with only material and money, but rich with our culture, morale, and virtuous character.
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