This work consists of exercises for developing linguistic awareness and is aimed at teachers of Indonesian as a foreign language, although it may also be useful for advanced learners. The main aim was to offer some ways of understanding which could foster an investigative approach to learning and teaching Indonesian grammar. The strategy is to engage the reader with the language issues via experience (Exercises) and then to theoretical frameworks and/or theories of action (Commentary). The contents and written style are aimed at the presumed audience. There are three main sections - Introduction, Exercises, Commentary and Answer Key. The assumptions underlying the design of the materials are explained in the Introduction, and where possible justified with reference to applied linguistics theory and research. The Exercises focus on areas of difficulty for English-speaking learners of Indonesian, mainly aspects of syntax and semantics, and to a slighter extent, pragmatics. There is one section on intonation in discourse, but in general Indonesian phonology is not discussed. There is no separate section on Genre or Register, although considerations of genre apply to some exercises. Regional varieties of Indonesian are not discussed. The Commentary provides an Answer Key for those exercises with a correct answer, and opinions and comments for more complex and ambiguous cases.
|Date of Award||1996|