Re: Indonesian resources
Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:55 pm
To be filled in later
We talk languages
Daristani wrote: ... It seems that FSI produced a two-volume, 60-unit "Indonesian Basic Course" as well in 1959. I see little mention of this on-line, but my local university library seems to have a copy of it in an auxiliary library facility (evidently used for books that don't circulate very often). I'm hoping to get this after Christmas, and if so, will try to scan it for eventual posting on-line, on the assumption that it's in the public domain just like the other FSI courses.
As rare as the books seem to be, the audio is probably even rarer, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the audio Speakeasy found on the Indiana University CeLT website just MIGHT be associated with the FSI course. (The audio-lingual format at least sounds similar, although it appears that the CeLT materials don't extend to the full 60 units of the books.) Whether or not my surmise is valid will only become clear if and when I can get my hands on the books ...
Daristani wrote:Further to my above message, I regret to advise that my local university library only has volume two of the FSI "Indonesian Basic Course"; volume one has evidently been missing for quite some time. Accordingly, I can't determine whether the audio on the Indiana University CeLT site goes with this course, and I won't be scanning the book, as volume two without either volume one or the audio seems relatively useless.
Should anyone else be interested in tracking down the books in question, the only other libraries listed as having copies are Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; the Fuller Theological Seminary Library in Pasadena, California; and the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, so they don't seem to have been very broadly distributed. The audio is presumably at least as rare.