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:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Indonesian to:
1. Analyse phonological features of a voice recording by a foreign learner, employing knowledge of native Indonesian phonology as a yardstick.
2. Identify and appraise the functions and effects of loanwords from a variety of source languages.
3. Analyse a wide variety of syntactic and morphological structures.
4. Evaluate the effects of social context upon choice of linguistic features, and analyse features of requesting and thanking behaviour.
5. 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.
In-class written tests x 2: 40% (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)
Take-home assignments x 2: 50% (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)
Class performance: 10% (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)
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Workload130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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