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ERIC Number: EJ962492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Some Critical Concerns for Adapting the Bilingual Aphasia Test to Bahasa Indonesia
Postman, Whitney Anne
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v25 n6-7 p619-627 Jun-Jul 2011
One of the most widely spoken languages of the world, Bahasa Indonesia (BI), became standardized as the official language of Indonesia. Based on Malay, it served as lingua franca in various forms throughout the Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Although BI has been habitually learned as a second language, the number of native speakers of BI continues to increase. As a member of the Western Austronesian branch of the Austronesian language family, its grammar and usage bear some resemblance to related languages such as Tagalog. At the same time, certain morphosyntactic and pragmatic characteristics of BI that distinguish it from other languages have been the subject of extensive research and deliberation. For these reasons, the clinical utility of adapting the Bilingual Aphasia Test (Paradis, M., & Libben, G. (1987). "The assessment of bilingual aphasia". Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) is as evident as it is essential. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia