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Talking North: The Journey of Australia's First Asian Language

Talking North: The Journey of Australia's First Asian Language (EPUB ebook)

By Paul, S. Thomas

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. 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.
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ISBN 9781925835205
Published 1 May 2019
Publisher NewSouth Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Education

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ISBN-13 9781925835205
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Monash University Publishing
Published 1 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Paul, S. Thomas
Series Education
Category Language & Linguistics
Language Teaching & Learning (Other Than ELT)
Social Sciences
Black studies
International Relations
Number of Pages 272
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