Language and Law: Students’ Comprehension of Arabic and English Terminology in Islamic Finance: A Comparative Study

Harahap, Isnaini and Marliyah, Marliyah and Syahnan, Mhd. and Qarni, Waizul and Nasution, Sahkholid and Batubara, Chuzaimah and Tambunan, Khairina (2019) Language and Law: Students’ Comprehension of Arabic and English Terminology in Islamic Finance: A Comparative Study. In: THE 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (AICLL 2019), 3-4 July 2019, Medan, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The rapid growing of Islamic finance sector is characterized by the establishment of Islamic financial institutions as well as Islamic financial market worldwide. Indonesia also shows significant development in this sector, which can be observed through the founding of various Islamic banking and insurance companies. As a result, Indonesian students’interestsintakingmajorsinIslamicEconomicsandBusinessareskyrocketing in the last decade. However, this phenomenon is not without any challenges since those students come from different educational backgrounds, either Islamic or public high schools. Meanwhile, Islamic finance uses much terminology taken from Arabic and English languages. This means that students from public high schools may not be familiar with the terms from those two languages, particularly the Arabic-derived ones. Thus, this study aimed to investigate Islamic Economics and Business UIN SU students’ comprehension of Arabic and English Terminology used in Islamic Finance. Employing a descriptive quantitative approach, this study used questionnaire as the instrumentofdatacollection.Theresultsrevealinterestingfindingsindicatingstudents’ comprehension of Arabic terminology is significantly higher than that of English one. It can be concluded that students coming from either Islamic or public educational background have no significant differences in understanding Islamic financial terms derived from Arabic and English languages.

Jenis Item: Konferensi atau Workshop (Paper)
Subjects: 2X4 FIQH > 2X4.2 Muamalah
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
Divisions: Konferensi / Workshop (Conference and/or Workshop)
Pengguna yang mendeposit: Mrs Hildayati Raudah
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 09:33
URI: http://repository.uinsu.ac.id/id/eprint/6225

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