• Class Number 4362
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
    • AsPr Wayan Arka
    • AsPr Wayan Arka
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

This is an advanced course on the Indonesian language that deals with a wide range of features in Indonesian from an interdisciplinary perspective in linguistics. The course considers the relationship between the Indonesian language, culture, and communication in dynamic contexts. Important aspects of Indonesian phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax are covered, including a description of its lexical, phonetic, and structural variation across registers (standard vs. colloquial) and geographical dialects in the Indonesian archipelago (including regional Malay varieties, such as Kupang and Papuan Malay). The course also covers the historical-cultural-political dimensions that have shaped Indonesian, including language policy and the influence of foreign languages on its vocabulary (e.g., Sanskrit, Arabic, Dutch and English). All classes are taught in a mixture of lecture, student presentation and workshop formats.

This course is for linguistics students and advanced students of Indonesian. The language of instruction is English, but the advanced students of Indonesian will complete their assessments in Indonesian. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Analyse Indonesian phonetic/phonological features of voice recordings.
  2. Analyse a wide variety of Indonesian syntactic and morphological structures.
  3. Evaluate the effects of socio-cultural-political-historical and geographical dimensions responsible for the emergence and/or selection of Indonesian linguistic features, including loan words.
  4. Undertake guided research on a given topic, and then present and justify the analysis.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 21-26 Feb Plan throughout the semester The Indonesian/Malay World – introduction
2 28 Feb–4 March Indonesian and historical linguistics
3 7– 11 March Indonesian sound systems Research topics handed out
4 14– 18 March Indonesian morphology I
5 21– 25 March Indonesian morphology II Critical Report due
6 28 March – 1 April Indonesian syntax I: phrases and simple clauses
7 18 – 22 April Indonesian syntax II: complex structures Chosen topics due
8 25 – 29 April Sociolinguistics I: language contact, multilingualism and linguistic variations
9 2 – 6 May Sociolinguistics II: language contact, multilingualism and linguistic variations (continued) Paper plan (optional) due
10 9 – 13 May Applied Linguistics: language planning/policy and the teaching of Indonesian as L1/L2 Oral Presentation
11 16 –20 May Language and Politics? Indonesian in social media Oral Presentation
12 23 – 27 May Wrap-up and reflections? modern Indonesia and interdisciplinary linguistics Oral Presentation
13 Research Essay due 7 June 2022

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Written critical Report 25 % 25/03/2022 01/04/2022 1,2,3,4
Oral presentation 15 % 13/05/2022 27/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Research Essay 50 % 07/06/2022 21/06/2022 1,2,3,4
Participation and performance in discussion 10 % 26/05/2022 14/06/2022 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Since the course focuses on interactive problem solving, all students are reminded that participation/performance in discussion at tutorials is assessed. If illness or a comparable disability occurs, they should inform their lecturer. Unavoidable clashes must be discussed with the lecturer.

The workload consists of around 10 hours per week for various activities: 3 contact hours (2 hours lectures and 1-hour tutorial) and approximately 7 hours for weekly readings, tutorial preparation, and assessment items (problem sets and term paper). The total workload for the course is 130 hours, including independent study.


Assessment Task 1

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 25/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Written critical Report

The critical report assesses your ability to read critically; that is, to understand the central points of journal papers or book chapters on a given topic, and evaluate the merit and possible issues.

Assessment Criteria:

·     Mechanics 10%

·     Referencing 15%

·     Structure 15%

·     Content 60%

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 13/05/2022
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Oral presentation

The oral presentation assessment tests your ability to present your description and analysis orally, including the ability to handle questions.

Assessment Criteria:

?·    Clarity and contents of presentation (e.g., a clear and coherent story of argumentation): 60%

·    Presentational mechanics (e.g., using slides, etc.): 20%

·    Discussion and engagement (e.g., quality of answers to questions): 20%

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 07/06/2022
Return of Assessment: 21/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Research Essay

The research essay is a research report on a topic of your interest (details on a separate handout), which demonstrates your ability to do a research investigation and present the results and analysis in academic writing.

Assessment Criteria:

·     Mechanics 10%

·     Referencing 15%

·     Structure 15%

·     Content 60%

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 26/05/2022
Return of Assessment: 14/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Participation and performance in discussion

The participation and performance assessments are based on how actively and how well you participate in classes and contribute to learning, such as doing/discussing issues/tutorial problem sets.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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Research Interests

Descriptive Linguistics, Language Typology and Theoretical Linguistics, Language documentation, Austronesian linguistics, Indonesian linguistics

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