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The Indonesian Language : Its History and Role in Modern Society - James Sneddon

The Indonesian Language

Its History and Role in Modern Society

Paperback Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780868405988
Number Of Pages: 248

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This important book, the first of its kind, is a historical, social, cultural and linguistic study of Indonesian. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world, and one of the most linguistically complex. Its ethnic groups speak more than 500 languages and of these Malay, renamed Indonesian, was chosen to be the sole national and official language.

Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Malay and the Austronesian Language Familyp. 22
Old Malayp. 33
The Classical Malay Periodp. 52
European Influences Before the 20th Centuryp. 79
The 20th Century to 1945p. 93
Language Planningp. 114
Beyond Planning: Other Influences on the Languagep. 144
The Influence of Englishp. 173
Regional Languages and the Spread of Indonesianp. 196
Endnotesp. 218
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780868405988
ISBN-10: 0868405981
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.55