The Restoration of Lexical Diversity of Balinese Traditional Herbs - Ecolinguistic Study

I Wayan Rasna

Abstract

This paper examined two main issues: (1) why did the lexical diversity of Balinese traditional herbs need to be restored? (2) how was the strategy of restoring the lexical variety of Balinese traditional herbs? The study was conducted among teenagers in Buleleng District. The participants were selected using sampling purposive technique. The data were collected through observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The findings showed that the lexical diversity of Balinese traditional herbs needed to be restored due to several reasons. The ecolinguistic knowledge and understanding of lexical forms of Balinese traditional herbs of teenagers experienced a lowering caused by socio-cultural change, socioecology, and socioeconomics. In addition, teenagers groups had a strong belief in modern medicine so that the lexical defense of traditional herbs was weaker. Besides, Indonesia experienced a decrease of genetic cultural resources resulting in the disappearance of cultural diversity. The strategies to restore herbs lexical diversity include involving experts and religious leaders who understood herbs, public health office, forestry and plantation office, the assembly of pekraman village, Tourism and Cultures office, language teachers and lecturers and environmental impact control agency. In this way, it was expected that the restoration of lexical diversity of Balinese traditional herbs would be maintained. Therefore, it was suggested to involve related parties according to the result of the research.

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Rasna I. (2017). The Restoration of Lexical Diversity of Balinese Traditional Herbs - Ecolinguistic Study.In 2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES, ISBN 978-989-758-331-5, pages 460-466. DOI: 10.5220/0007306204600466


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@conference{aes17,
author={I Wayan Rasna},
title={The Restoration of Lexical Diversity of Balinese Traditional Herbs - Ecolinguistic Study},
booktitle={2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES,},
year={2017},
pages={460-466},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007306204600466},
isbn={978-989-758-331-5},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - 2nd Asian Education Symposium - Volume 1: AES,
TI - The Restoration of Lexical Diversity of Balinese Traditional Herbs - Ecolinguistic Study
SN - 978-989-758-331-5
AU - Rasna I.
PY - 2017
SP - 460
EP - 466
DO - 10.5220/0007306204600466