Professor Ellen Rafferty, Chair

Contact
6313 Social Science
+1 (608) 263 2789
Education
SUNY Binghamton
Ph. D.
1979
Specialties/Research Interests: 

The development of Indonesian language and literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Varieties of Malay/Indonesian; Contemporary Indonesian literature; Second language acquisition and pedagogy, the development of materials for teaching of Indonesian language.

Current Projects: 

The development of materials for the teaching of oral proficiency and grammatical accuracy in Indonesian (book format); The development of listening comprehension lessons for the students of intermediate level Indonesian (Cd-Rom format); The development of Malay drama in the Netherlands Indies in the 1920s.

Recent Publications: 
 
Books
Indonesian Grammar Practice: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, volumes 1, 2, & 3,University of Hawaii Press.  2014 forthcoming
 
Conversational Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia,volumes 1 & 2, University of Hawaii Press.  2014forthcoming
 
Nah! Baca: Authentic Indonesian Readings, volumes 1 and 2, E. Rafferty, James Collins, Erlin Barnard, and David Hiple, Honolulu: National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii.  1997
 
An Approach to Indonesian Theatre: Putu Wijaya in Performance, ed. E. Rafferty, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U. Wisconsin, Madison.  1989
 
Bomb: Indonesian Short Stories by Putu Wijaya, eds. Rafferty and Sears, Introduction and translations by Rafferty, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U. Wisconsin, Madison. . 1988
 
Discourse Structures of the Chinese Indonesian of Malang.  NUSA Linguistic Studies in Indonesian and Languages of Indonesia, Monograph Series, vol 12.  Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri Nusa.  1982
 
 
Online Materials
Warung Sinema: Learning Indonesian Through Filma set of twenty online lessons aimed at the intermediate to advanced learner. These lessons, which teach listening skills and cultural knowledge, are based on clips from popular Indonesian films.  See http://warungsinema.wisc.edu/2005
 
Ayo Membaca: Indonesian Reading Lessonsis a set of twenty-one online lessons aimed at the beginning through advanced learner.  These lessons, which teach reading skills and cultural knowledge, are based on authentic texts selected from the Indonesian mass media.  See http://ayomembaca.wisc.edu/.  2013
 
 
Articles
Improving Reading Proficiency via Interactive Online Lessons, In: Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, vol. 9, supplement 1, pp. 366-380, National University of Singapore. http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg. 2012
 
Review of Zane Goebel, 2010, Language Migration and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia, In:  Asian Studies Review.  2011
 
A Retrospective on the Teaching of Indonesian as a Foreign Language: Developments and Challenges, In: K. E. Sukamto ed., Festschrift for Professor Soenjono Dardjowidjojo, Jakarta: University of Atmajaya Press.  2008
 
Reduplication of Nouns and Adjectives in Indonesian, In: Papers from the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, Southeast Asian Monograph series.  2002
 
The New Tradition of Putu Wijaya, Indonesia, no 49 (April):103-116.  1990
 
The 'Tontonan' Theater of Putu Wijaya, IN: An Approach to Indonesian Theatre: Putu Wijaya in Performance, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U. Wisconsin, Madison.  1989
 
The 'Mental Terror' of Putu Wijaya, In: Bomb: Indonesian Short Stories by Putu Wijaya, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Madison, Wi.  1988
 
Word Order in Intransitive Clauses in High and Low Malay of the Late Nineteenth Century, In: R. Tomlin ed., Coherence and Grounding in Discourse, Amsterdam: Benjamins, p. 261- 281.  1987
 
Languages of the Chinese of Java: An Historical Review, Journal of Asian Studies, 53(2):247-272.  1984
Linguistic Acculturation of the Chinese of Java, In S. Morgan and L. Sears eds., Aesthetic Tradition and Cultural Transition in Java and Bali, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Monograph Series, no. 2, University of Wisconsin, Madison, pp. 267-288.  1984
 
Contrasts in the syntax of a Malay and an Indonesian Oral Narrative, In: James Collins ed., Studies in Malay Dialects, NUSA monograph series no. 16, Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri Nusa, pp. 1-36.  1983
 
National Language Ability: A Sociolinguistic Survey in East Java, Indonesia, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 14(1):134-148.  1983
 
Aspect in Conversational Indonesian, In: Paul Hopper ed., Tense and Aspect: Between Semantics and Pragmatics, Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 65-85.  1982
 
 
Articles in progress
Language Ideologies and the Emergence of an Islamic Register in the Post--Suharto Period
 
The Acquisition of Cultural Competence and the Importance of a Sociocultural Component in the Indonesian Language Curriculum