ERIC Number: ED100125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Javanese-English Dictionary Project. Final Report.
Horne, Elinor Clark
The purpose of the research covered by this final report was to produce a Javanese-English dictionary, the first ever to exist. Source materials were of two major kinds: (1) pre-Revolution sources: the two most recetnly published Javanese dictionaries (see Bibliography, Pigeaud and Poerwadarminta), predating the 1945 Indonesian war for independence; and (2) post-Revolution sources: written materials published in Java for the Javanese, and monologues and dialogues tape-recorded and transcribed by Javanese speakers, all of which came into existence after 1950. The latter materials, numbering nearly 1,000,000 textual words, were processed by computer into concordances. Other sources were word-of-mouth information from native Javanese speakers and published materials that became available in the early 1970's (the latter could be examined only cursorily in view of time limitations). The dictionary resulting from the research was published by Yale University Press in 1974. It is a general-purpose dictionary representing the Javanese language as it is currently used. The introduction describes the phonology of Javanese and its relation to the conventional spelling; it also contains a summary of Javanese morphology and a description of Javanese social stratification and its manifestation in language usage. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A