Indonesian Grammar In Context

Author: Ellen Rafferty
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780824835743
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This is a textbook for grammar practice text that offers material for beginning and intermediate level Indonesian.

Bahasa Indonesia

Author: Yohanni Johns
Publisher: PeriplusEdition
ISBN: 9780945971566
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A large array of sample sentences and exercises are included.

Hawaiian Grammar

Author: Samuel H. Elbert
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824824891
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Without question, this is the definitive grammar of the Hawaiian language. Indeed it is the first attempt at a comprehensive treatment of the subject since W.D. Alexander published his concise Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar in 1864. This grammar is intended as a companion to the Hawaiian Dictionary, by the same authors. The grammar was written with every student of the Hawaiian language in mind - from the casual interested layperson to the professional linguist and grammarian. Although it was obviously impossible to avoid technical terms, their use was kept to a minimum, and a glossary is included for those who need its help. Each point of grammar is illustrated with examples, many from Hawaiian-language literature.

The Asean Miracle

Author: Kishore Mahbubani
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9814722499
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a miracle. Why? In an era of growing cultural pessimism, many thoughtful individuals believe that different civilizations – especially Islam and the West – cannot live together in peace. The ten countries of ASEAN provide a thriving counter-example of civilizational co-existence. Here 625m people live together in peace. This miracle was delivered by ASEAN. In an era of growing economic pessimism, where many young people believe that their lives will get worse in coming decades, Southeast Asia bubbles with optimism. In an era where many thinkers predict rising geopolitical competition and tension, ASEAN regularly brings together all the world’s great powers. Stories of peace are told less frequently than stories of conflict and war. ASEAN’s imperfections make better headlines than its achievements. But in the hands of Kishore Mahbubani and Jeffery Sng, the good news story is also a provocation and a challenge to the rest of the world.

Theravada Buddhism

Author: Asanga Tilakaratne
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN:
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Theravada Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and throughout most of Southeast Asia. Introduced in the work in accessible language suitable to the undergraduate or gender reader. It surveys Theravadas basic teachings and contemporary practice in its traditional settings in South and Southeast Asia and discusses the current state of Theravada throughout the world.

Me A

Author: Robert Barclay
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824825911
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On Good Friday, 1981, Rujen Keju and his two sons come face to face with their complicated inheritance - one that includes years of atomic testing and the continued military presence of the U.S. in the Pacific. This work of history and adventure weaves together characters and stories from mythological times with those of the present-day to give readers a look at life in the contemporary Pacific.

Indonesian Slang

Author: Christopher Torchia
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804842075
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Cekidot, gan!—"Check it out, Boss!" Kamu Dodol—"You're a coconut fudge!" (You're slow on the uptake) This book is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. The unique aspects of the Indonesian language offer one of the best windows into Indonesian culture. Slang, titles, proverbs, nicknames, acronyms, quotations and other expressions reveal its character, in the words of its people and are a great way to learn Indonesian culture. This book of expressions looks at Indonesia with the help of its national language, bahasa Indonesia. It describes Indonesians and their fears, beliefs, history and politics, as well as how they live, fight, grieve and laugh. Indonesian is a variant of Malay, the national language of Malaysia, and many of its expressions come from the Malay heartland of Sumatra island. Indonesian has also incorporated terms from Javanese, the language of the dominant ethnic group in a huge nation of more than 17,000 islands. Although Indonesian is officially a young language, it contains words from Sanskrit, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese and English, a legacy of the merchants, warriors, laborers and holy men who traveled to the archipelago over the centuries. The Indonesian language was a nationalist symbol during the campaign against Dutch rule in the 20th century. Indonesians who fought against colonialism made it the national language in their constitution when they declared independence in 1945. Two generations later, modern Indonesians loveword play. The tongue slips and skids, chopping words, piling on syllables and flipping them. Indonesians turn phrases into acronyms and construct double meanings. Their inventions reflect social trends, mock authority, or get the point across in a hurry. This book divides Indonesian expressions into categories such as food and wisdom, politics and personalities. The format is the same in each chapter. An expression in Indonesian, or sometimes a regional language in Indonesia, is followed by a translation, an interpretation of the meaning, and usually a summary of the idiom's origin or background. Some translations are more literal than others, reflecting an effort to balance clarity of meaning with the flavor of the original words.

Watching Si Doel

Author: Klarijn Loven
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004253912
Size: 29.54 MB
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While television in today’s world increasingly displays a global character, national television systems are still firmly rooted in a specific locality. But in what ways does this locality actually shape the content and performance of national television? What is the significance of local cultures and local languages in these processes of mediation? And how do the local, the national, and the global intersect in discourses of and discourse on television? Taking a critical discourse analysis perspective, Watching Si Doel investigates these and related questions in the context of contemporary Indonesia. Starting from the nationwide popularity of the local television serial Si Doel Anak Sekolahan ("Educated Doel"), it examines the various ways in which the national government, Indonesian television producers, and local audiences shape, interpret, and struggle over the meaning of the phrase ‘national television’. In doing so, the book explores what Indonesian television at the turn of the century sounds and looks like—and, significantly, ought to sound and look like—according to those who create and control television and those who watch and interpret it. While providing insight into the production, nature, and reception of television discourse in general, this book particularly seeks to clarify the relationship between television, language, and power in late New Order and post-Soeharto Indonesia.

Indonesian

Author: James Neil Sneddon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138128194
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This grammar is a complete reference guide to the language of Indonesia as used by native speakers. The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Indonesian grammar. It presents the complexities of Indonesian in a concise and readable form. An extensive index, cross-referencing and a generous use of headings will provide readers with immediate access to the information they require. Key features: to aid clarity, all word groups and structures discussed are illustrated by natural examples of frequently used words and expressions each section can be read independently, enabling the reader to focus on a specific aspect of the language, if required all major structures of Indonesian, from words to complex sentences are described in detail common grammatical terms used are all clearly defined in an extensive glossary. By providing a comprehensive description of Indonesian in a clear and non-technical manner, this grammar makes an ideal reference source for all users of the language, whether in colleges, universities or adult education classes of all types. James Neil Sneddon was Associate Professor in the Faculty of Asian and International Studies at Griffith University, with long experience teaching Indonesian language and linguistics. He is also author of Understanding Indonesian Grammar. Alexander Adelaar is Principal Fellow in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is author of a number of books on Austronesian linguistics. Dwi Noverini Djenar lectures in the Department of Indonesian Studies at the University of Sydney. She is author of Semantic, Pragmatic and Discourse Perspectives of Preposition Use: A study of Indonesian locatives. Michael C Ewing is a senior lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is author of Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Identifying clause structure in spoken Javanese.

Indonesian Flash Cards

Author: Zane Goebel
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915345
Size: 22.26 MB
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Indonesian Flash Cards is an excellent new Indonesian language learning resource for beginning students of Indonesian. Before heading out to Bali, the best way to learn Indonesian is to start practicing with these flashcards and give a boost to your Indonesian language skills. Since Indonesian uses a romanized alphabet, you can read Indonesian without learning a new alphabet or special characters. Each card features definitions, related words, sample sentences, and thematic grouping. This flash cards kit contains: 300 flash cards featuring the most commonly used words. Downloadable native speaker audio recordings of 1,200+ Indonesian words and phrases. A 32 page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips. Each card has one main vocabulary item and several derived words. Ideal for beginning students of Indonesian and anyone living in the country. These Indonesian flashcards are an excellent way of gradually increasing your Indonesian vocabulary. Their compact format makes them easy to carry around with you as you go about your regular routine, and you can make use of any spare minutes throughout the day to test yourself or take the next step in your Indonesian language learning. The key to building a working vocabulary is frequent exposure rather than prolonged study sessions, and with these flash cards it is easy to make good use of any odd minutes that would otherwise be wasted—on the bus, standing in line, or over a cup of coffee.