Research Article

The Dominant Language Used on Landscapes in Medan-Indonesia


  • Maria Olivia Christina Sianipar Lecturer, English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Science, Universitas HKBP Nommensen, Medan, Indonesia


This study aimed to investigate the dominant language used (English or Indonesian Language) in the linguistics landscape in Indonesia. Therefore, the research method applied in this study was descriptive analysis, and the technique of collecting the data was documentation technique. The finding shows that the dominant language used at malls or shopping centres was English, while at the office building of private companies and streets, the linguistics landscapes were dominantly written in the Indonesian language. However, this research was only focused on the Indonesian and English language used in the linguistics landscape. Therefore, research is suggested to be conducted in more languages and more places for better findings and impact.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (6)





How to Cite

Sianipar, M. O. C. (2021). The Dominant Language Used on Landscapes in Medan-Indonesia. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(6), 148–154.



Linguistic Landscape, Dominant Language, Indonesian Language, and English