Dr Dwi Noverini Djenar

PhD (University of Melbourne), MA (La Trobe University), Dra (Gajah Mada University) (Cum Laude), Dip Ed (University of Melbourne)
Senior Lecturer, Chair of Department
(on leave semester 2 2014)

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9512

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Biographical details

Novi Djenar completed her undergraduate degree (cum laude) at Gajah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), majoring in English literature. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Education from Hawthorn Institute of Education in Melbourne. After completing the DipEd she worked as a secondary teacher of English at Mangere College, Auckland, for two years before moving back to Melbourne and began teaching at La Trobe University where she held the position of convenor of Indonesian alternately with Prof. Harry Aveling. She gained her MA in Asian Studies from La Trobe with a thesis examining metaphor in the speeches of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. Prior to moving to Sydney in 2009, she was the vice-convenor of Indonesian community radio at Melbourne’s 3ZZZ. Novi gained her PhD in linguistics from the University of Melbourne with a thesis on the semantics of Indonesian prepositions. She has published in the area of Indonesian grammar, the semantics of prepositions, person reference, and the stylistics of youth fiction. Novi’s current research interests are in topics related to linguistic style and youth identities, youth languages, representations of adolescence in literature, and conceptions of place in narrative.

Research interests

  • Youth language
  • Stylistics of adolescent fiction
  • Conversational narrative
  • Person-reference
  • Indonesian popular literature

Teaching and supervision

Teaching Areas

  • Beginners and intermediate Indonesian

Research Areas

Novi warmly welcomes proposals from interested Honours and postgraduate students wishing to conduct research in the following areas: Indonesian language and society, youth language and identities, the stylistics of youth literature, place in narrative, and person reference.

Current projects

  • Style and intersubjectivity in youth interaction, with Michael Ewing (University of Melbourne), and Howard Manns (Monash University) (book to be published by Mouton de Gruyter).
  • Use-based grammar of Indonesian, with Dr Umar Muslim (University of Indonesia), Mr Nazarudin (University of Indonesia), Dr Michael Ewing (University of Melbourne), and Dr Katharina Sukamto (Atma Jaya Catholic University).

Associations

  • Member of the editorial board, NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia. www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/en/publications/nusa
  • Member of the Editorial Board, journal Linguistik Indonesia (published by the Indonesian Linguistic Society)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Indonesian Studies (published by Monash University)
  • Specialist Vetter, LOTE Indonesian First Language, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Melbourne.
  • Member of the Language and Identity Research Network, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the University of Sydney
  • Member of Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), UK
  • Member of the Australian Linguistic Society

Selected grants

2010

  • The Language and Identity Research Group; Rubino A, Bednarek M, Cruickshank K, Djenar D, Jarkey N, Lipovsky C, Mahboob A, Paltridge B, Tsung L, Wang W, Yilmaz D, Zhang Z; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian Reference Grammar. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. Abingdon: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • Djenar, D. (2007). Semantic, pragmatic and discourse perspectives of preposition use: a study of Indonesian locatives. Australia: Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.
  • Djenar, D. (2003). A Students Guide To Indonesian Grammar. Australia: OUP Australia and New Zealand.

Edited Books

  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2014). Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

Book Chapters

  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2014). Identity and Mode As a Frame for Understanding Social Meanings. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Djenar, D. (2014). Style and Authorial Identity in Indonesian Teen Literature: A ‘Sociostylistic’ Approach. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Djenar, D. (2012). Deixis, Point of View, and Empathy. In Bahren Umar Siergar, P. Ari Subagyo, Yassir Nasanius (Eds.), Dari Menapak Jejak Kata sampai Menyigi Tata Bahasa: Persembahan untuk Prof. Dr. Bambang Kaswanti Purwo dalam Rangka Ulang tahunnya yang ke-60, (pp. 93-114). Jakarta: Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.
  • Djenar, D. (2012). What's in a Name?: Referring to the President in the Indonesian Media. In Keith Foulcher, Mikihiro Moriyama and Manneke Budiman (Eds.), Words in Motion: Language and Discourse in Post-New Order Indonesia, (pp. 234-256). Singapore: NUS (National University of Singapore) Press.

Journals

  • Djenar, D. (2014). Nih and tuh as spatial deixis in imagined interaction. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 56, 27-46.
  • Djenar, D. (2013). Review of Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre, Stylistics (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Language and Literature, 22(2), 160-163. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2012). Almost unbridled: Indonesian youth language and its critics. South East Asia Research, 20(1), 35-51. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2010). Reliable words: Third person pronouns in Indonesian News Reports. Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, 12(2), 269-294.
  • Djenar, D. (2009). Review of Ab Massier's "The voice of law in transition: Indonesian jurists and their languages, 1915-2000". Bijdragen Tot de Taal-Land-en Volkenkunde, 165(1), 140-143.
  • Djenar, D. (2008). On the development of a colloquial writing style: Examining the language of Indonesian teen literature. Bijdragen Tot de Taal-Land-en Volkenkunde, 164(2-3), 238-268.
  • Djenar, D. (2008). Which self? Pronominal choice, modernity, and self-categorizations. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 189(1), 31-54. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2007). Self-Reference and its Variation in Indonesian. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 4(Supplement 1), 23-40.
  • Djenar, D. (2006). On the Multifunctionality of Compound Prepositions in Indonesian. Oceanic Linguistics, 45(2), 404-428. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2006). Patterns and variation of address terms in colloquial Indonesian. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 29(2), 22.1-22.16.
  • Djenar, D. (2001). Indonesian 'Locative' pronouns: Deictic or anaphoric? Australian Journal of Linguistics, 21(1), 49-71.

2014

  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2014). Identity and Mode As a Frame for Understanding Social Meanings. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2014). Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Djenar, D. (2014). Nih and tuh as spatial deixis in imagined interaction. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 56, 27-46.
  • Djenar, D. (2014). Style and Authorial Identity in Indonesian Teen Literature: A ‘Sociostylistic’ Approach. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

2013

  • Djenar, D. (2013). Review of Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre, Stylistics (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Language and Literature, 22(2), 160-163. [More Information]

2012

  • Djenar, D. (2012). Almost unbridled: Indonesian youth language and its critics. South East Asia Research, 20(1), 35-51. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2012). Deixis, Point of View, and Empathy. In Bahren Umar Siergar, P. Ari Subagyo, Yassir Nasanius (Eds.), Dari Menapak Jejak Kata sampai Menyigi Tata Bahasa: Persembahan untuk Prof. Dr. Bambang Kaswanti Purwo dalam Rangka Ulang tahunnya yang ke-60, (pp. 93-114). Jakarta: Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.
  • Djenar, D. (2012). What's in a Name?: Referring to the President in the Indonesian Media. In Keith Foulcher, Mikihiro Moriyama and Manneke Budiman (Eds.), Words in Motion: Language and Discourse in Post-New Order Indonesia, (pp. 234-256). Singapore: NUS (National University of Singapore) Press.

2010

  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian Reference Grammar. Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. Abingdon: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • Djenar, D. (2010). Reliable words: Third person pronouns in Indonesian News Reports. Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, 12(2), 269-294.

2009

  • Djenar, D. (2009). Review of Ab Massier's "The voice of law in transition: Indonesian jurists and their languages, 1915-2000". Bijdragen Tot de Taal-Land-en Volkenkunde, 165(1), 140-143.

2008

  • Djenar, D. (2008). On the development of a colloquial writing style: Examining the language of Indonesian teen literature. Bijdragen Tot de Taal-Land-en Volkenkunde, 164(2-3), 238-268.
  • Djenar, D. (2008). Which self? Pronominal choice, modernity, and self-categorizations. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 189(1), 31-54. [More Information]

2007

  • Djenar, D. (2007). Self-Reference and its Variation in Indonesian. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 4(Supplement 1), 23-40.
  • Djenar, D. (2007). Semantic, pragmatic and discourse perspectives of preposition use: a study of Indonesian locatives. Australia: Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.

2006

  • Djenar, D. (2006). On the Multifunctionality of Compound Prepositions in Indonesian. Oceanic Linguistics, 45(2), 404-428. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2006). Patterns and variation of address terms in colloquial Indonesian. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 29(2), 22.1-22.16.

2003

  • Djenar, D. (2003). A Students Guide To Indonesian Grammar. Australia: OUP Australia and New Zealand.

2001

  • Djenar, D. (2001). Indonesian 'Locative' pronouns: Deictic or anaphoric? Australian Journal of Linguistics, 21(1), 49-71.

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