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:
- Analyse phonological features of a voice recording by a foreign learner, employing knowledge of native Indonesian phonology as a yardstick.
- Identify and appraise the functions and effects of loanwords from a variety of source languages.
- Analyse a wide variety of syntactic and morphological structures.
- Evaluate the effects of social context upon choice of linguistic features, and analyse features of requesting and thanking behaviour.
- Evaluate the relationship between historical periods and language development in Indonesia, the political importance of language planning in Indonesia, and the cultural norms influencing requesting and thanking behaviour in Indonesian.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced level of Indonesian.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- In-class written tests x 2 (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take-home assignments x 2 (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Class performance (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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