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 Indonesian Studies Department

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Novi Djenar is Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Studies with research interests in topics related to Indonesian language and society, youth language practices, stylistics of youth fiction, person reference and language and place. Her work on Indonesian youth language practices in teen fiction and conversation examines the ways in which young people’s practices are connected to those in wider society and how they contribute to changes in the Indonesian language. Novi’s current research on language and place draws on interactional sociolinguistics and phenomenological approaches to place, and shows how meanings of place emerge ‘fleetingly’ as people engage in ordinary talk.

Research interests

  • Youth language practices
  • Variation and change in person-reference
  • Linguistic style in Indonesian popular literature
  • Language and place in interaction

Teaching and supervision

Teaching Areas

  • Novi coordinates and teaches beginners and intermediate Indonesian (INMS1101, INMS1102, INMS2601, INMS2602)
  • She also coordinates and teaches Youth and Language in Southeast Asia (ASNS3001)
  • In 2017 she taught the Indonesian module of World Literature in Translation (ICLS1001; unit coordinator: Associate Professor Rebecca Suter)

Research Supervision

  • Novi welcomes proposals from interested Honours and postgraduate students wishing to conduct research in areas including: Indonesian language and society, youth language practices, the stylistics of youth fiction, language and place, and person reference.

Current projects

  • Language and Place: An interactional approach
  • Style and intersubjectivity in youth interaction, with Michael Ewing (University of Melbourne), and Howard Manns (Monash University)
  • 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

  • Editorial Board Member, NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia. www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/en/publications/nusa
  • Editorial Board Member, journal Linguistik Indonesia (published by the Indonesian Linguistic Society)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Indonesian Studies (published by Monash University)
  • Specialist Vetter, LOTE Indonesian First Language, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Melbourne.
  • Advisory Board Member, Australia Indonesia Institute (AII), Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2017:

  • 2017-2018: Socially Embedded Diabetes Management among CALD Groups in Western Sydney; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Compact Funding, The University of Sydney (with Vek Lewis, Novi Djenar, Antonia Rubino, Nesrine Basheer, Ali Alhadesh, Dyah Pitaloka, Wei Wang, Irene Shidong An, Rifaat Abied)
  • 2017-2020: Community Languages Initiative; funded by New South Wales Government; Project leader: Ken Cruickshank; members: Nesrine Basheer, Novi Djenar, Nerida Jarkey, Antonia Rubino, Linda Tsung

2016:

  • Reintroducing literature in the teaching of Indonesian language in Australia; funded by the Indonesian government (through the Education and Culture section, Indonesian Embassy, Canberra); a joint project with Ms Firdaus, Indonesian Program, Flinders University (South Australia)
  • Incorporating literature in the Indonesian Studies curriculum; Education Compact Funding; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences & School of Languages & Cultures, The University of Sydney.

2015:

  • Referring in Indonesian youth interaction; Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Cluster Grant.

2011:

  • Collaborative research grant, University of Indonesia (Hibah Riset Kolaboratif, Program Hibah Kompetisi Institusi), with Dr Umar Muslim, Dr Allan Lauder, and Mr Nazarudin), to create a database of formal Indonesian as a preliminary stage for the project on Indonesian descriptive grammar

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.

PhD and master's project opportunities

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. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • 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. (2015). Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Book Chapters

  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2015). 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, (pp. 1-13). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). Pronouns and sociospatial ordering in conversation and fiction. In Laure Gardelle and Sandrine Sorlin (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns, (pp. 195-213). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). 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, (pp. 225-248). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [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.

Journals

  • Djenar, D. (2016). That's how it is there: Place, self and others in Indonesian narrative. Narrative Inquiry, 26(2), 402-429. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2015). Language varieties and youthful involvement in Indonesian fiction. Language and Literature, 24(2), 108-128. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). Youth language in Indonesia and Malaysia: From Slang to Literacy Practices. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 58, 1-8.
  • Djenar, D. (2014). Adolescent social media interaction and authorial stance in Indonesian teen fiction. Wacana: Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, 15(1), 166-180. [More Information]
  • 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. Wacana: 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.

Edited Journals

  • Djenar, D. (2015). Youth language in Indonesia and Malaysia. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 58(March).

2016

  • Djenar, D. (2016). That's how it is there: Place, self and others in Indonesian narrative. Narrative Inquiry, 26(2), 402-429. [More Information]

2015

  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2015). 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, (pp. 1-13). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D., Mahboob, A., Cruickshank, K. (2015). Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2015). Language varieties and youthful involvement in Indonesian fiction. Language and Literature, 24(2), 108-128. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). Pronouns and sociospatial ordering in conversation and fiction. In Laure Gardelle and Sandrine Sorlin (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns, (pp. 195-213). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). 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, (pp. 225-248). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2015). Youth language in Indonesia and Malaysia. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 58(March).
  • Djenar, D. (2015). Youth language in Indonesia and Malaysia: From Slang to Literacy Practices. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 58, 1-8.

2014

  • Djenar, D. (2014). Adolescent social media interaction and authorial stance in Indonesian teen fiction. Wacana: Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, 15(1), 166-180. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2014). Nih and tuh as spatial deixis in imagined interaction. NUSA Linguistic Studies in and around Indonesia, 56, 27-46.

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. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Sneddon, J., Adelaar, A., Djenar, D., Ewing, M. (2010). Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Djenar, D. (2010). Reliable words: Third person pronouns in Indonesian News Reports. Wacana: 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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