Dwi Noverini Djenar
Lecturer, Department of Indonesian Studies
Activities relevant to the proposed research group
Novi Djenar joined the University of Sydney in July 2009. She has published a book on the semantics and pragmatics of Indonesian locative prepositions and papers on person reference, narrative of place, and the language of Indonesian youth fiction. She contributes to this group through her research in the following areas of sociolinguistics:
- person reference as a marker of identity, highlighting the changes and variation in the use of self-reference, address terms, and third person reference in Indonesian;
- the conceptualisation of self and place in Indonesian conversational narrative, highlighting the relation between place and identity;
- style and social identity in youth fiction, exploring the convergence between literary and sociolinguistic concepts style in relation to authorial identity in Indonesian youth fiction.
Publications relevant to the proposed research group
Djenar, D. N. 2008. Which self? Pronominal choice, modernity, and self-categorizations. International Journal for the Sociology of Language 189: 31-54.
Djenar, D. N. 2007. Self-reference and its variation in Indonesian. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching Vol.4, Supp.1, pp. 23-40 (DEST accredited joint publication by Asian Studies Association of Australia & National University of Singapore; http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg)
Djenar, D. N. 2006. Patterns and variation of address terms in colloquial Indonesian. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 29(2): 22.1-22.16.
Djenar, D. N. 2010. Reliable Words: Third person pronouns in Indonesian news reports. Wacana Jurnal Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya Vol. 12(2).
Djenar, D. N. (forthcoming). Place in Indonesian conversational narrative. In Stirling, Lesley; Douglas, Susan and Strahan,Tania, eds. Narrative in Intimate Communities.
Djenar, D. N. (forthcoming). What’s in a name?: Referring to the head of state over the decades. In Moriyama, Mikihiro; Budiman, Manneke; and Foulcher, Keith, eds. Language and Discourse in Post-New Order Indonesia.