Bahasa Indonesia (or “Indonesian Language”) is spoken in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Serawak and Singapore. With more than 160 million speakers, Indonesian functions as a means of communication between the different ethnic groups, and as the language of administration, education and scholarship, the media, and an extensive and rapidly growing modern literature. The standard language is continually being developed to make it more suitable to the diverse needs of a modernising society. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is thus indispensable tool for anyone wishing to gain an insight into the past and present of Indonesia.
Savour a “taste” of Indonesian in this class and find out how it can enrich your degree at ANU!
Dr Tim Hassall convenes and teaches courses on Indonesian language and translation. He is currently conducting two projects on the acquisition of pragmatics by second-language speakers of Indonesian: one on acquisition of pragmatics during study abroad, and one on the acquisition of pragmatics-as-interaction.