Congratulation, Prof. I Wayan Arka for being Elected as FASSA

Professor I Wayan Arka has been elected as FASSA (Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia)

Congratulations to the Director of CIHRSS, Professor I Wayan Arka, on being elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in November 2021.

 

He is one of 37 leading social scientists elected to the ASSA; see the full list here. The election as a FASSA is international recognition of Professor Arka’s outstanding work in linguistics.

 

His research focuses on the Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia, ranging in scope from theoretical, formal and computational grammar to typology and descriptive and documentary linguistics.

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Shassion on #Linguistics 10 – Dr. Jessica Birnie-Smith

Sharing Session (Shassion) on #Linguistics is back mid-year 2021! Our speaker is Dr. Jessica Birnie-Smith (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia). Jess presented part of her Ph.D. research on the construction of social identity and categories by Chinese Indonesian in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The materials in the talk are published as a book chapter titled Framing Chineseness and Indonesianess on the Indonesian Periphery in the book co-edited by Shuang Gao and Xuan Wang (2021) titled Unpacking Discourses on Chineseness: The Cultural Politics of Language and Identity in Globalizing China.

Jess presented the talk in Indonesian and below you can find the recording of the talk on YouTube.

Challenges & Opportunities in Digitalization – Cokorda Pramartha

Cokorda Pramartha, PhD was invited as a Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Digitalization in 21st Century (April 22nd, 2021), hosted by Balaji College of Arts, Commerce and Science, India.

Pramartha talked about his research and project related to the Digital Heritage and Digital Humanities: the Case of Balinese Culture.

Publication in LFG’20 Proceedings – Corpus-based approach meets LFG

A paper by Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg, I Made Rajeg, and I Wayan Arka has just been published in the LFG’20 Proceedings. The title of the paper is Corpus-based approach meets LFG: the puzzling case of voice alternations of kena-verbs in Indonesian.

Rajeg, Gede Primahadi Wijaya, I Made Rajeg & I Wayan Arka. 2020. Corpus-based approach meets LFG: the puzzling case of voice alternations of kena-verbs in Indonesian. In Miriam Butt & Ida Toivonen (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG’20 conference, on-line, 307–327. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/LFG/2020/lfg2020-rra.pdf.

Rajeg, G. P. W., Rajeg, I. M., & Arka, I. W. (2021, May 10). Supplementary materials for “Corpus-based approach meets LFG: Puzzling voice alternation in Indonesian.” https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/YMD2V

Kicking off the Shassion on #Linguistics 2021

Sharing Session on #Linguistics is back on March 5, 2021! 

Our first speaker for 2021 is Dr. Poppy Siahaan (University of Cologne, Germany) with the topic of the language of SMELL in Indonesian language (abstract here). Webex meeting link, password and dates can be found below:

Webex Meeting link: https://universitas-udayana.webex.com/universitas-udayana/j.php?MTID=m6778672a0d0e04a4ae7df05d62971923

Meeting number: 184 908 0384

Password: shassion050321

Date: Friday, 5 March 2021 at 15:30 PM WITA (Central Indonesian Time)

Feel free to join us via the link above (NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED)!

Invited Speaker at FGD Center for Digital Culture – Cokorda Pramartha

Cokorda Pramartha, PhD was invited as keynote speaker at STIKI Indonesia, Bali on Focus Group Discussion regarding the development of the Center for Digital Culture. The development of the Center for Digital Culture Studies in STIKI Indonesia is a cross-scientific domain engaged in designing, researching, reviewing and publishing various cultural-based findings. Pramartha talked of how information technologies can be a driver to support the preservation of cultural heritage.

Doing language sciences in the digital age – by Gede Primahadi W. Rajeg

Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg, PhD (website) was invited to give a guest lecture under the theme: Doing Language Sciences in the Digital Age at the English Study Program, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Mahasaraswati University, Denpasar. 

The lecture was targeted at the fourth- and six-semester undergraduate students at the Program. The first part of the lecture provided a brief overview of linguistics and its sub-areas. The second part of the lecture discussed how students’ linguistic research project can take advantages of the technological advances characterising the field of corpus linguistics, particularly the availability of large collection of digitalised texts (i.e. language corpora) and the retrieved quantitative information from analysing large dataset from corpora; this was illustrated with a number of simple case studies around the word’s usages on the basis of data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) and the Coronavirus Corpus (webpage). You can download the slides and watch the recording from below.

Shassion on #Linguistics 9 – Prof. I Nengah Sudipa

Our Shassion on #Linguistics in 2020 was concluded with a talk on the National Mothers Day (22 December 2020) by Prof. Dr. I Nengah Sudipa, M.A. Prof. Sudipa discussed about semantic molecules, Natural Semantic Metalanguage, and their application in analysing the meaning of words for MOTHER. Below is the recording of the talk. We will be back with Shassion on #Linguistics in March 2021!