AN INDONESIAN & MALAY GRAMMAR FOR STUDENTS


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    An Indonesian & Malay Grammar for Students was written to help students studying Malay or Indonesian as a foreign language. It is a grammar which describes both conversational and formal language. Both Malay and Indonesian usage are presented.

    The Grammar is divided into 12 chapters. The sound system is discussed in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 are the main sentence patterns, phrases, clauses and coordinating conjunctions. The tense and aspect systems are explained in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 looks in some detail at the various pronouns, discussing formal and informal personal pronouns, as well as demonstrative, locative, interrogative and indefinite pronouns.

    The verbal affixes are examined in Chapter 5. The prefixes meng-, ber-, and ter- are introduced and compared as are the suffixes -kan and -i. In Chapter 6 the nominal affixes are presented These include the agent prefixes peng- and pe-and the process and state affixes peng-an and per-an.

    Chapter 7 examines some general affixes such as those indicating equivalence, se-, emphasis, -lah, and interrogation, -kah. Various types of comparisons and differences are examined in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 looks at the form and meaning of reduplication, meanings such as individuality, intensity and emphasis, repetitiveness, continuation, generality, and reciprocity.

    Chapter 10 discusses the negatives bukan, tidak and jangan, and the tag questions tak, kan and kok. Chapter 11 looks at numbers and time. Chapter 12 is a general chapter in which a number of terms which frequently cause students problems are discussed and compared. Included here are comparisons between minta and tanya, memang and tentu, juga, pun and pula, and various terms of obligation such as sepatutnya, seharusnya, sebaiknya and many others.

    New to this edition is a full Indonesian/Malay - English Glossary containing all of the words used in the text. The Index has also been revised to enable swift and easy access to any topic a student may be interested in finding. Also included in the index are references to definitions of grammatical terms used in the text. The format of the text is also new, with each sub-section now preceded by a title indicating the content of the section.

    Click here if you would like access to the full text of each of the chapters in the grammar.

    LEVEL: GENERAL REFERENCE
    May be used at any time as an informative guide when general questions arise.

    INDONESIAN / MALAY TEXTS
    2002 ISBN 0 9580383 1 7, PB 509 + xvi pp 250 x 176 mm.
    [Malay & Indonesian Language Collection - Book 3]

    AUTHOR
    Malcolm W Mintz

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