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AIF354 - History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Cloud (online) offered Trimesters 2 & 3 each year


Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offered in Trimester 2 in alternate years 2018, 2020

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rebecca Fanany


AIF342 or permission from Unit Chair



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will explore how the Indonesian language came into being. Knowledge of its history and development will give students the ability to extract more meaning from contemporary language use and also improve access to older documents. Changes and standardisation of Indonesian spelling, syntax and structure as part of the Malay language and culture will also be studied to allow students to understand the way in which the national languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore are related and interact both historically and in the present time.


Class participation and preparation 20%, four in-class assignments 60%, special project 20%.

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