Proceedings of the 2nd Konferensi BIPA Tahunan by Postgraduate Program of Javanese Literature and Language Education in Collaboration with Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Lecturers, KEBIPAAN, 9 November, 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Acquiring Extended Units of Meaning: The Role of Learner Corpus in Teaching Indonesian as A Foreign Language

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295088,
        author={Totok  Suhardijanto and Deodatus Perdana Putra},
        title={Acquiring Extended Units of Meaning:    The Role of Learner Corpus in Teaching Indonesian as A Foreign Language},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Konferensi BIPA Tahunan by Postgraduate Program of Javanese Literature and Language Education in Collaboration with Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Lecturers, KEBIPAAN, 9 November, 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={KEBIPAAN},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={teaching indonesian as foreign language learner corpus collocation phraseology extended unit of meaning},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295088}
    }
    
  • Totok Suhardijanto
    Deodatus Perdana Putra
    Year: 2020
    Acquiring Extended Units of Meaning: The Role of Learner Corpus in Teaching Indonesian as A Foreign Language
    KEBIPAAN
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-11-2019.2295088
Totok Suhardijanto1,*, Deodatus Perdana Putra2
  • 1: Departemen Linguistik, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
  • 2: Program Studi Linguistik, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
*Contact email: totok.suhardijanto@ui.ac.id

Abstract

One of the best ways to comprehend how people learn and acquire a foreign language is to look at what they produce in the target language. In this perspective, learner corpora have a special contribution to realize our goal. In this paper, we explore the relationship between learner corpus and teaching Indonesian as a foreign language. Data in this research is derived from Indonesian Learner Corpus (Korpus BIPA). At the moment, the Indonesian Learner Corpus consists of more than 2 million words. However, in this research, we only used learner sub-corpora which contains 815.470 words. This research employed method and techniques from corpus linguistics to depict how Indonesian learners acquire and master Indonesian. Learner corpus is a big thing, but in this research, we limit our discussion on how Indonesian learner acquire and master extended units of meaning in Indonesian which represent the concept of comfort, such as collocations with baik and bagus. This issue is related to a phenomenon called as an extended unit of meaning. The result shows that the student ability in differentiating the use of those words grew side by side with the increase of student competence levels.