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Indonesian Grammar in Context Volume 2

Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia

Ellen Rafferty, Molly F. Burns, and Shintia Argazali-Thomas

Publication Year: 2014

Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia (It’s Cool to Speak Indonesian) provides beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners with an introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Indonesian in three richly illustrated volumes. Although numerous varieties of Indonesian exist throughout the archipelago, the authors use a relaxed, conversational style of Indonesian acceptable for interethnic communication among educated native speakers and commonly used in the media. Students engage in task-based activities set in real-life situations as they speak and write in Indonesian, thus acquiring grammatical accuracy while immersing themselves in the cultural context.

Each lesson revolves around a grammatical construction presented in a conversation, narrative, or letter. Online recordings are available, allowing students to reinforce the learning of the grammatical forms. Lessons first offer the student the opportunity to see and hear the grammar in use, then to practice the grammatical form, and finally to read an explanation of the grammatical rule in English. Numerous illustrations and photographs aid in learning the language and culture without excessive use of translation. In addition, cultural notes at the end of each lesson allow students to explore the relationship between language use and socio-cultural values and customs.

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. ix-xvi

The text, Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, provides the beginning and intermediate-level language learner with contextualized presentations of basic Indonesian grammatical structures followed by exercises. This text uses the communicative language teaching approach to gain proficiency in producing correct grammatical structures. Each lesson begins with a presentation section in which a contextualized example of a grammatical...

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Chapter 1: Ratih ke Bali

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pp. 1-48

The densely populated island of Bali is home to the largest population of Hindu believers in Indonesia. Balinese Hinduism reflects a long history of syncreticism, mixing Hindu, Buddhist, and local belief systems that result in a richly developed set of aesthetic expressions in its dance performances, gamelan music, and brightly colored offerings of flower petals, food, and incense. The offerings are found throughout Bali in places such as on bus dashboards, in busy intersections, on bridges, and under doorways to ward off evil and ensure safety and happiness...

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Chapter 2: Pengalaman Yang Tak Terlupakan

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pp. 49-86

In new cultural settings, one may experience numerous unforgettable experiences as one encounters the physical beauty of Indonesia’s scenery as well as the social customs of a new cultural setting. In this chapter, a female foreign student is surprised to learn about expectations of women eating in public venues, hours for returning to a boardinghouse, and how birthdays are celebrated...

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Chapter 3: Pusat Belanja di Jakarta

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pp. 87-138

Jakarta, situated on the northwest coast of the island of Java, is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia and home to over ten million inhabitants. Its economic opportunities and cosmopolitan lifestyle continue to attract numerous citizens from across the archipelago. Diverse ethnic groups from all over Indonesia mingle with the indigenous population of Jakarta, the Betawi, whose own heritage has its roots in Balinese, Javanese, Malay, and Chinese ancestry. The name Betawi is derived from Batavia, the city’s name during the Dutch colonial period...

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Chapter 4: Merayakan Lebaran

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pp. 139-184

During the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims strive to increase their spirituality by fasting, prayer, and good works such as making charitable contributions. Fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam, involves abstaining from eating and drinking during the daylight hours. During the daylight hours during the month of Ramadan, many restaurants are closed, and work hours in office buildings may be relaxed...

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Chapter 5: Ratih Berkunjung ke Tana Toraja

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pp. 185-222

Tana Toraja is in the highlands of the northern part of the province of South Sulawesi. It is a popular destination for the tourists who come to see elaborate funeral rituals and the unique architecture of the Torajan traditional houses. Because of missionary activities in the Tana Toraja area from the early part of the twentieth century, this region is now predominantly Christian...

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Chapter 6: Rudi ke Pusat Rehabilitasi Orang Utan

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pp. 223-270

Orangutans are one of the four great ape species (gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans) and the only great ape to live outside of Africa. Although fossil evidence indicates that they used to roam throughout Southeast Asia, they are now found only in Indonesia, and they are endangered. The name, orangutan, comes from the Malay/Indonesian words orang hutan meaning ‘people of the forest’. There has been a dramatic drop in the orangutan...


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pp. 271-288

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E-ISBN-13: 9780824840129
Print-ISBN-13: 9780824835743

Publication Year: 2014