Bòsò Walikan malangan structure and development of a javanese reversed language

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This paper is an updated version of a doctoral thesis summary (Yannuar 2019: 249-254), containing additional examples.2 Bòsò Walikan Malangan ‘Malang- style reversed language’ is a word-reversal practice in Malangan Javanese. The word walikan in Javanese means ‘reversed’, referring to the way this variety reverses words originating from Malangan Javanese, Malangan Indonesian, Arabic, English, and other languages into a Malangan Javanese structure (see Table 1). In this study, the terms Malangan Javanese and Malangan Indonesian are used to refer to the local variety of Javanese and Indonesian spoken in Malang, respectively.