Mon, 15 May 2000

Book on Bahasa Indonesia

I have just finished reading a book titled Bahasa Indonesia yang baik dan gimana gitu ... (Good Indonesian language and how, so ...) by Lie Charlie, published by Gramedia. It contains a number of articles, some of which were published in Kompas between 1994 and 1999.

I found the book very interesting. I think everyone who is interested in the Indonesian language, particularly those who study linguistics, should read this book. High school students might also find this book useful.

Lie Charlie writes about the use of the Indonesian language in our daily lives in an easy-to-follow and informative manner. Reading his writing, I feel that he is a master of socio- linguistics.

Unfortunately, rarely have I seen Lie Charlie's articles in Kompas or other print media since the publication of his book. I hope he will keep writing and sharing his invaluable knowledge with Bahasa Indonesia lovers.