Julia Suryakusuma: Indonesia’s education system glorifies the West too much and this is having a damaging effect on the Indonesian language.

Writing in The Jakarta Post (May 2nd, 2012) one of Indonesia’s leading public intellectuals and feminists, Julia Suryakusuma, bemoans the poor quality of translations from English into Indonesian in her homeland. She is especially critical of the impact that youth slang and English are having on contemporary usage. She writes: “… the proliferation of bahasa gaul and Indoglish, and the resulting mixing of different levels of language (slang and formal), has contributed greatly to the sorry state of Bahasa Indonesia today.

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Read the piece in full at:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/05/02/view-point-mind-your-indonesian-language.html

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