- Class Number 4453
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Timothy Hassall
- Dr Timothy Hassall
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
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.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 - Tues 25 Feb: Phonology of Indonesian (sounds, syllable structure, word stress, sentence stress)||Suggested reading: Chapt 1 of "Bahasa Indonesia: Book 1", by Yohanni Johns + accompanying audio-files (will both be on our Wattle site)|
|2||Week 1 - Thurs 27 Feb: Grammar: Transitivity and Voice||Suggested reading: "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed.) pp 250-264|
|3||Week 2 - Tues 3 March: History: From origins to 'bahasa Indonesia'||Suggested reading: "The Indonesian Language" (2003), Chapts 2--6|
|4||Week 2 - Thurs 5 March: Grammar: Verb affixes (1): -kan and -i||Suggested reading: "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed.) pp 73-102|
|5||Week 3 - Tues 10 March: Language Planning of Bahasa Indonesia||Suggested reading: "The Indonesian Language" (2003), Chapt 7|
|6||Week 3 - Thurs 12 March: Grammar: Verb affixes (2): ter- and ke-an||Suggested reading: "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed): pp 116-129|
|7||Week 4 - Tues 17 March: Grammar: imperatives & personal pronouns, + Linguistic politeness (1): Requests||Suggested readings: (1) "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed) pp 333-339 & 164-172; (2) "Request strategies in Indonesian" [journal article: will be available on Wattle]|
|8||Week 4 - Thurs 19 March: Grammar: noun affixes: pe- & peN-; -an; ke-an; peN-an and per-an||Suggested reading: "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed.), pp 30-48|
|9||Week 5 - Tues 24 March: REVISION [the session will consist of revision and practice activities]||Suggested readings: PowerPoint print-outs from Week 1--4 sessions above.|
|10||Week 5 - Thurs 26 March: NO CLASS|
|11||Week 6 - Tues 31 March: TEST (mid-semester)|
|12||Week 6 - Thurs 2 April: NO CLASS|
|13||MID-SEMESTER BREAK - Mon 6 April -- Fri 17 April|
|14||Week 7 - Tues 21 April: Beyond Planning: Other influences on Indonesian [acronyms & blends; Javanese, Dutch, and 'Neo-Sanskrit'||Suggested reading: "The Indonesian Language" (2003), Chapt 8|
|15||Week 7 - Thurs 23 April: Grammar: (1) reduplication; (2) Topic Comment clauses||Suggested Readings: Indonesian Reference Grammar (2nd ed.), pp 18-24; pp. 287-290|
|16||Week 8 - Tues 28 April: Influence of English (1): word borrowing||Suggested reading: "The Indonesian Language" (2003), Chapt 9|
|17||Week 8 - Thurs 30 April: relative clauses and "yang"||Suggested Reading: Indonesian Reference Grammar (2nd ed.), pp 294-300; pp 150-154|
|18||Week 9 - Tues 5 May: Informal Indonesian (its origins & status; phonological, lexical and grammatical features)||Suggested Readings: (1) Bahasa Indonesia Book 3: pp 1-16 (will be available on Wattle); (2) "The Indonesian Language" (2003), Chapts 7-8|
|19||Week 9 - Thurs 7 May: Informal Indonesian: consolidation & practice||As for session above|
|20||Week 10 - Tues 12 May: Influence of English (2): phonology and grammar; + Linguistic Politeness (2): thanking||"The Indonesian Language" (2003), pp. 192-195; + "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed.) , pp 246-247; p 300|
|21||Week 10 - Thurs 14 May: Grammar: (1) -nya to make nominals; (2) adverbs of manner||Suggested reading: "Indonesian Reference Grammar" (2nd ed.), pp 311-314; pp 215-217|
|22||Week 11 - Tues 19 May: REVISION [the session will consist of revision / practice activities]||Suggested readings: PowerPoint print-outs from Week 7 -10 sessions above.|
|23||Week 11 - Thurs 21 May: NO CLASS|
|24||Week 12 - Tues 26 May: TEST (end-of-semester)|
|25||Week 12 - Thurs 28 May: NO CLASS|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|First class test||20 %||31/03/2020||20/04/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
|Second class test||20 %||26/05/2020||02/07/2020||2,3,4,5|
|Assignment 1||25 %||18/03/2020||03/04/2020||1|
|Assignment 2||25 %||20/05/2020||02/07/2020||2,4|
|Class Performance||10 %||*||02/07/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
First class test
The test is conducted in class on Tuesday 31 March, and is 110 minutes in length. Students answer around ten questions, requiring responses ranging in length from around 70 words to 200 words. All questions are directly on the content of the class sessions of Weeks 1--4. The questions will not test your knowledge of material outside the Wattle handouts from the class sessions.
Type of questions to expect: The questions require knowledge about Indonesian, and in some cases, detailed and specific knowledge about it. However, they will not directly test your ability to use the language. So you will not be asked questions such as: "Say this in Indonesian: "I have never worn that shirt". "Kemeja itu _____________".
Sample questions. These examples below are simply to familiarise you with the type of questions, so these specific questions below will not necessarily be in the test.
"General test instruction: Give sufficient examples to show firm knowledge of each point."
Q: What vowels exist in Indonesian, and what are the most challenging features of this set of sounds for English-native-speaking learners? [120 wds max]
Q: What are the widely-cited rules for where word stress falls in Indonesian? To what extent are these rules reliable? [160 words max]
Q: What legacy of Sanskrit loanwords did the period of Indian influence (approx. 0-1200 CE) leave on the vocabulary of Indonesian? [80 wds max]
Q: A well-known catchphrase is "bahasa Indonesia yang baik dan benar". What types of features are not "baik dan benar", according to language planners? [200 wds max]
Q: Outline the functions of the two noun prefixes pe- and peN-, highlighting any important similiarities or differences between them [80 words max]
(Where feasible, marks will be returned by first week after teaching break.)
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
Second class test
This test is conducted in class on Tuesday 26 May, and is 110 minutes in length. Students answer around ten questions, requiring responses ranging in length from around 70 words to 200 words. All questions are directly on the content of the class sessions of Weeks 7--10. The questions will not test your knowledge of material outside the Wattle handouts from the class sessions.
Type of questions to expect: The questions require knowledge about Indonesian, and in some cases, detailed and specific knowledge about it. However, they will not directly test your ability to use the language. So you will not be asked questions such as: ""Change this sentence into informal Indonesian: "Saya ingin membeli mobil itu."
Sample questions. See "First class Test" information for examples of the types of questions to expect in the in-class tests. Here are further examples. Note again that these specific questions will not necessarily be in the test.
"General test instruction: Give sufficient examples to show firm knowledge of each point."
Q: What is an acronym, and a blend? Give some examples of them from various domains of life, including the military and government. [80 wds max]
Q: What are the main formal features of transitive verbs in Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian? [100 wds max]
Q: Describe the system of "yang" relative clauses. Make it clear in your answer what types of relative clauses using "yang" can be formed, and which types cannot. [180 wds max]
(Marks for this final test will be returned when first semester results are published.)
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1
Students will be given access to audio-files containing samples of Indonesian speech by a single Australian student. The task is to describe the features of the speaker's pronunciation, compared it with Indonesian phonology. Length: 1,500 words. Due: Wed 18 March.
(Where feasible, marks and written feedback will be returned before the end of Week 6.)
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,4
Students will analyse an authentic written text, e.g. a magazine article, for the influence of English on the language the writer uses. Length: 1,500 words. Due: Wed 20 May.
[Marks for this assignment will be returned when first semester results are published.)
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
This will be assessed on the basis of how actively and how well you perform, and your contribution to the learning atmosphere.
(Spoken feedback in class will be ongoing; marks will be returned when first semester results are published.)
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