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UCLA hosts ISMIL 22 to advance the scholarship in Malay/Indonesian Linguistics and bring together scholars from around the world.

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
243 Royce Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Hosted by UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.


Friday, May 11, 2018

8:00am Registration and Breakfast

8:50am Opening Remarks

Session 1: Grammar
9:00am to 10:30am

  • Indonesian Diglossia - Alan Stevens (City University of New York)
  • Universal Quantification in Besemah - Bradley McDonnell (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
  • The Role of Aspect in the Acceptability of Epistemic Modals in Questions: Evidence from Colloquial Malay - Hooi Ling Soh (University of Minnesota)

Session 2: Grammar
11:00am to 12:30pm

  • Analysis of Indonesian Passives in HPSG and Its Implementation in Indra - David Moeljadi (Nanyang Technological University)
  • The Apparent Lack of a Complementizer-trace Effect in Indonesian - Hiroki Nomoto (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) and Hannah Choi (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Revisiting Crossed Control in Indonesian - Helen Jeoung (University of Pennsylvania) 

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Session 3: Sumatra
2:00pm to 3:30pm

  • Who Is Your Name? - David Gil (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)
  • Language Labeling and Language Use in Sumatra, Indonesia - Abigail C. Cohn (Cornell University), Maya R. Abtahian (University of Rochester) and Yanti (Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya)
  • Proverbial Reality in Rundiang: A study of Metaphor in a Genre of Minangkabau Traditional Literature - Nofel Nofiadri (Deakin University)

Session 4: Language Teaching
4:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Indonesian Oral Proficiency Guidelines: Implications for Indonesian Language Teaching Curriculum (Ellen Rafferty (University of Wisconsin - Madison) & Juliana Wijaya (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Laying Down Fundamental Listening and Speaking Skills: Delayed Reading and Writing Strategies Combined with Nature-based Knowledge - Jolanda Pandin (Cornell University)

Panel Discussion
5:00pm to 6:00pm
How Real Is Standard Malay/Indonesian?
Abigail C. Cohn, David Gil, Uri Tadmor, and Juliana Wijaya

Reception and Dinner

Saturday, May 12, 2018

8:30am Registration and Breakfast

Session 5: Grammar
9:00am to 10:30am

  • Malay Verbal Reduplication with the m__- Prefix - Meng Yang and Deborah Wong (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Coding of "Active" Referents in Malay Varieties - Asako Shiohara (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Semantic Vector Space Model and the Usage Patterns of Indonesian Denominal Verbs with meN-, meN- -kan, and meN- - i Affixes - Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg, Karlina Denistia and Simon Musgravem (Monash University)

Session 6: Grammar
11:00am to 12:00pm

  • Verb Subcategorization in Indonesian - Hannah Choi, Francis Bond and Luis Morgado da Costa (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Syntax and Semantics of Adjectives in Indonesian - Yosephine Susanto, Hannah Choi, David Moeljadi and Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University)

Business Meeting
12:00pm to 12:30pm

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Session 7: Java
2:00pm to 3:30pm

  • Situated Identities in a Minority Community: The Case of Osing in Banyuwangi, Indonesia - Jonas Wittke (Rice University)
  • Stance, Social Networks and Second Person Reference In Sundanese of West Java, Indonesia - Enung Rostika (Monash University)
  • Javanese Accented Indonesian - Thomas Conners (University of Maryland)

Session 8
4:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Building an Open Concordancer for Malay/Indonesian Hiroki Nomoto (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Shiro Akasegawa (Lago Institute of Language) and Asako Shiohara (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • Gender Distinctions in Javanese-Indonesian Narratives on Traumatic Moments - Yoshimi Miyake (Akita University)

Panel Discussion
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Malay/Indonesian and Gender
David Gil and Thomas Conners


Juliana Wijaya, UCLA
Peter Cole, University of Delaware
Tom Conners, University of Maryland
David Gil, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Peter Slomanson, University of Tampere
Hooi Ling Soh, University of Minnesota




Nguyet Tong
(310) 206-9163

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures