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The Resource Talking north : the journey of Australia's first Asian language, edited by Paul S. Thomas

Talking north : the journey of Australia's first Asian language, edited by Paul S. Thomas

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Talking north : the journey of Australia's first Asian language
Title
Talking north
Title remainder
the journey of Australia's first Asian language
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edited by Paul S. Thomas
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Talking North
Title variation remainder
the journey of Australias first Asian language
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Language
eng
Summary
What makes one nation curious about another nation? Curious enough that the study of the other's culture and language becomes a natural commitment or something that could be described as a national project? This question lies behind much of the writing in this book as it explores the history, education policy and changing fortunes of the Indonesian/Malay language in Australia. While formal education programmes are central to this discussion, individual effort and chance encounters with the language are also examined in the context of Australia's evolving historical ties with its near neighbours. These relationships have grown in importance since the end of the Second World War, but Australians typically continue to view the region as 'testing'. This is exemplified by the Australian - Indonesian relationship, the primary focus of this volume. While much has been written on the political relationship, this book builds its view of the two countries' interactions on the cultural activity of language learning. This is, perhaps, the most fundamental of cultural activities in any effort to promote mutual understanding
Summary
What makes one nation curious about another nation? Curious enough that the study of the other's culture and language becomes a natural commitment or something that could be described as a national project? This question lies behind much of the writing in this book as it explores the history, education policy and changing fortunes of the Indonesian/Malay language in Australia. While formal education programs are central to this discussion, individual effort and chance encounters with the language are also examined in the context of Australia's evolving historical ties with its near neighbours.
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SALS
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499.221
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Thomas, Paul S.
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  • Indonesian language
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
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adult
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the journey of Australia's first Asian language
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Talking north : the journey of Australia's first Asian language, edited by Paul S. Thomas
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000065922680
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24 cm.
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284 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925835182
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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(OCoLC)1080075350
Label
Talking north : the journey of Australia's first Asian language, edited by Paul S. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065922680
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925835182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1080075350

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