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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.
Malay and the Austronesian Language Family
The Classical Malay Period
European Influences Before the 20th Century
The 20th Century to 1945
Beyond Planning: Other Influences on the Language
The Influence of English
Regional Languages and the Spread of Indonesian
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ISBN: 9780868405988 ISBN-10: 0868405981 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 248 Published: 1st July 2003 Publisher: UNSW Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.55