Understanding Indonesian Grammar: A student's reference and workbook

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Allen & Unwin, Jan 1, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 256 pages
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Understanding Indonesian Grammar is a reference and workbook designed primarily for intermediate and advanced students in senior years of high school and at university. It provides a clear, non-technical description of the important structures in the language, together with practical exercises. It can be used with any Indonesian language course.

* Units are largely self-contained, enabling teachers to select topics in any order, depending on the structure of their course and the needs of their students.

* The various aspects of each topic are discussed one at a time and tested in exercises so that the learner is guided step by step to an in-depth understanding of the topic.

* Contains descriptions of many frequently occurring affixes and structures which are not dealt with in existing course materials.

* Clear explanations and answers to all exercises enable learners to use the book without a teacher.

* Notes throughout the book provide additional information on unusual or irregular features of grammar.

* All grammatical terms used are defined in an extensive glossary.

The comprehensiveness and flexibility of Understanding Indonesian Grammar make it an indispensable resource for students and teachers of Indonesian.

James Neil Sneddon PhD is an associate professor in the School of Languages at Griffith University, with long experience teaching Indonesian language and linguistics. He is the author of Indonesian Reference Grammar (1996).
 

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Contents

PREFIXES
1
NOUN AFFIXES
5
TRANSITIVE AND INTRANSITIVE VERBS
13
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE
19
INTRANSITIVE VERBS
26
VERBAL SUFFIXES KAN AND I
29
VERBS WITH PREFIX PER
47
TER VERBS
51
FUNCTIONS OF NYA
94
NUMBERS
97
ARITHMETIC
103
REFLEXIVES
105
CLAUSE WORD ORDER
108
RELATIVE CLAUSES
113
TOPICCOMMENT CLAUSES
124
NOMINALISED RELATIVE CLAUSES
128

KEAN VERBS
58
BERKAN VERBS
61
BERAN VERBS
63
BASEMEN VERBS
66
NOUN PHRASES
68
ADJECTIVE PHRASES
73
PREDICATE PHRASES
77
NEGATIVES
80
BARU
85
PREPOSITIONS
87
ADA
91
ADALAH
132
NOMINALISED PREDICATE CLAUSES
136
IDENTIFYING CLAUSES
141
ADJECTIVES WITH COMPLEMENTS
145
UNTUK SUPAYA AND BAHWA
148
QUESTIONS
152
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
164
IMPERATIVES
170
EXCLAMATIONS
175
ELLIPSIS
177
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Page 149 - The object of the active clause becomes the subject of the passive and is placed before the verb.
Page 59 - Underline the correct form of the verb in parentheses in each of the following sentences: 1.
Page 33 - With these verbs the suffix -kan indicates that the object is caused to perform the action of the base.
Page 149 - Either the object of the main verb or the subject of the supaya clause is omitted: Dia menyuruh saya supaya pergi.
Page 57 - Many verbs with ter- do not fit easily into any of the three categories mentioned above. Some verbs like tertawa 'laugh' and tersenyum 'smile' can be placed with accidentals, indicating action which is considered beyond the control of the actor.

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James Neil Sneddon PhD is an associate professor in the School of Languages at Griffith University, with long experience teaching Indonesian language and linguistics. He is the author of Indonesian Reference Grammar (1996).

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