This course deals with a very wide range of features of Bahasa Indonesia. It covers all important aspects of the grammar system. It also describes its sound system and pronunciation ‘traps' for English-speaking learners, the history of Indonesian, the massive influence of foreign languages on its vocabulary (e.g. from Sanskrit, Arabic, Dutch and English), and the main features of colloquial Indonesian. A number of other topics are also included. All classes are taught in mixture of lecture and workshop style, i.e. as teacher- presentation interspersed with student activities.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Students will be able to describe a wide range of formal and sociolinguistic features of Indonesian, identify differences between a learner's pronunciation and native pronunciation, critically evaluate an aspect of language development or planning, and critically evaluate the use of loanwords in print media.
Mid-course class test (15%);
End-of-semester class test (15%),
Two 1,500 word assignments (40%),
One 1,500 word essay (20%),
Class performance (10%).
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WorkloadThree hours per weeek
Requisite and Incompatibility
The Indonesian Language, UNSW Press, 2003
James Sneddon, Indonesian Reference Grammar, Allen & Unwin, 1996
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4318||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|