This is a 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. Essential aspects of Indonesian (socio)phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax are introduced, 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 language contact. All classes are taught in a mixture of lecture, student presentation and workshop formats.
Upon completing this course successfully, students will have the knowledge and skills to analyse Indonesian linguistics topics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Transcribe a voice recording of natural language use in Indonesian using the IPA phonetic notation.
- Analyse Indonesian (socio)phonetic and phonological features.
- Analyse a wide variety of Indonesian syntactic and morphological structures.
- 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.
- Undertake guided research on a given topic, and then present and justify the analysis.
- One problem set (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written Critical Report 1 (10) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Written Critical Report 2 (10) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Research essay (40) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Oral presentation (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Participation and performance in discussion (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course requires a total of 130 hours of commitment, including independent study:
a) 36 hours of lectures and tutorials: 24 hours lecture, 12 hours small tutorials
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8597||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||In Person||N/A|