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AIF354 - History and Development of the Indonesian Language

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Cloud (online) offered Trimesters 2 & 3 each year.

Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offered in Trimester 2 in alternate years: 2016, 2018.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rebecca Fanany


AIF342 or AIF351 or permission from Unit Chair



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 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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