Prof. Dr. Bernd Nothofer

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Senior Professor

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Institut für Ostasiatische Philologien
- Südostasienwissenschaften -
Senckenberganlage 31
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Juridicum, 8. Stock, Raum ??? 
Tel. Büro: + 49 69/798-28442
Tel. Privat: +49 6081/15999
E-mail: bernd.nothofer@t-online.de


Birth, citizenship, marriage

Born:                Krefeld, Germany, 18 December 1941
Citizenship:       Germany
Family:             Married, with three children


University Education

  • Licence ès Lettres libre, Université de Besançon, France, 1966
  • MPhil in Linguistics, Yale University, 1971
  • PhD in Linguistics, Yale University, 1973
  • Habilitation, Universität zu Köln, 1977

Positions held

1966-1967 Lecturer in German and French Philology, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Millersville State College, Penn.
1973-1981 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in Malay Studies, Dept. of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Cologne University
1976 (July-Aug.) Lecturer in Comparative Austronesian Linguistics, Linguistic Institute, Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Jakarta
1978-1982 Lecturer in Indonesian, Institute of Oriental Languages, University of Bonn
1979 (February) Visiting Lecturer in Dialectology, guest-lectures held within the framework of the Indonesian Linguistics Development Project (ILDEP), University of Leiden
1981-2008 Professor, Dept. of Southeast Asian Studies, Fachbereich Ost- und Außereuropäische Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften, University of Frankfurt
1985-1986 Visiting Professor, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta; Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Jakarta; Universitas Andalas, Padang
1987 (Feb.-May) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Malay Language and Culture, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan and Lecturer at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei Darussalam (Kuliah Penyelidikan Dialek)
1988-1990 External examiner for Malay Language and Linguistics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
1991 (Feb.-May) Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra
1992 (July-Oct.) and 1994 (March) Visiting Professor, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawaii
1994 (Oct.-Dec.) Visiting Professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
1995 (Jan.-March) Visiting Professor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi/Malaysia
1996 (Febr.-April) Visiting Professor, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi/Malaysia
1997 (Febr.-April) Visiting Professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
1998 (July-Oct.) Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne
1999 (July-Oct.) Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne
2000 (July-Aug.) Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne
2006 (September) Visiting Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia
2009 (April) Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
since April 2010 Senior Professor, University of Frankfurt

 


Teaching and Administrative Experience

Teaching: Indonesian and a fairly wide range of courses on Indonesian/Malay linguistics, covering most of the major subfields of the discipline, including dialectology, socio-linguistics, historical linguistics, morphology and syntax; Indonesian history and literature.

Administration: 1987-1988, 1992-1994, dean of the Fachbereich Ost- und Außereuropäische Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften, University Frankfurt.


Other Activities

Since 1985 more than twenty-five MA and PhD students from Indonesia (sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service) have visited the Institute of Southeast-Asian Studies at Frankfurt for a period of three to four months in order to work with me on their theses. Two members of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei Darussalam visited my Institute for three months in order to compile a Tutong (regional language of Brunei) dictionary.

Since 1981 the following scholars have visited Frankfurt on grants awarded to the Institute by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) or the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: Dr. Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo, Yogyakarta (one year), Dr. Harimurti Kridalaksana, Jakarta (twice: one year and three months), Dr. Alexander Adelaar, Leiden and Canberra, now Melbourne (twice: two years), Dr. Malcolm Ross, ANU (twice: eight months), Prof. Andrew Pawley, ANU (three months), Prof. James Collins, Hawaii (twice: seven months), Peter Austin, Melbourne, (three months).

From 1985 until 1988 the Volkswagen Foundation sponsored a student exchange-program between the Institute and the Fakultas Sastra, Universitas Andalas, Padang.

Prof. Anton Moeliono (former head of the Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Jakarta) was awarded a professorship at Frankfurt University from October 1990 to February 1991 while I was a visiting professor in Yogyakarta (see above).

From 1984 until 1993 and from 1998 until 2007: member of the selection committee of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Bonn.

since 2002: advisory function at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (compilation of Malay etymologies for the new Kamus Dewan, member of MABM and participant in MABM conferences, teaching of upgrading courses in fieldwork and linguistic analysis at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia).

since 2005: member of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Asian Studies (IZO) at the University of Frankfurt (financed by the Hesse Ministry of Science and Arts)


Research Interests and Projects

Main Research Interests

Synchronic and diachronic research on Austronesian languages, since the 1970s: work on western Austronesian dialect and comparative studies (especially Malay, Sundanese and Javanese), since the 1980s: research on the languages spoken on the islands west of Sumatra (Mentawai, Enggano) and on the history of Malay as well as on Malay dialects (especially Bangka, Belitung and western Borneo), since 1998: work on Sasak (language spoken on Lombok) and its speech levels.

Fieldwork

1971-1972, 1976, 1979 21 months in west and central Java, collecting data on Jakarta Malay, Sundanese and Javanese dialects in 170 villages. Funded by National Science Foundation and German Research Foundation.
1982 and 1984 six weeks in a Sakaliow longhouse on Siberut, Mentawai Islands. Partially funded by Volkswagen Foundation.
1987 six weeks in Brunei conducting linguistic surveys on its seven regional languages. Funded by Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
in 1986 interviews with a native speaker of Enggano who spent three months in Padang (West Sumatra). Funded by German Academic Exchange Service.
1993-1995 one month on the island of Bangka, collecting data on Malay dialects
1996-97 one month in western Borneo
 
 

Projects directed (other than theses and solo projects)

1981-84 Indonesian textbook. With K.H. Pampus, Gloria and Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo, M. Wuchterl. Funded by Volkswagen Foundation.
1986-88 Director of a Mentawai dialect survey. Main researcher was Dr. K.H. Pampus. Funded by German Research Foundation (DFG).
1992-1994 History of the Malay language. Research by J.T. Collins and B. Nothofer. Funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and American Council of Learned Societies.
1999-2002 Sociolinguistic study of Malay letters written between the 17th and 19th century. Main researcher is Dr. Fritz Schulze. Funded by the German Research Foundation.
2005-2007 Three consecutive projects: research on contemporary Islam in Indonesia. Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Main researcher is Dr. Fritz Schulze
2003-2006 Participation in the research project ‘Language, Gender, Sustainability’. Comparative studies on development sociology in Africa and Indonesia. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Euro 980.000,00)

 


Membership Editiorial Advisory Board

  • Linguistik Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Oceanic Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa/USA
  • Orientierungen, University Bonn/Germany
  • Jurnal Bahasa, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
  • Melayu, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
  • SüdostasienMagazin, Germany

Editorship

Co-editor of the German book series Frankfurter Forschungen zu Südostasien (e.g., Adelaar, A. 2005. Salako or Badamea. Sketch Grammar, Texts and Lexicon of a Kanayatn Dialect in West Borneo. Wiesbaden).


Activities as External Examiner (Departments)

  • 1989 and 1990: Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • 2002: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu
  • 2005: Humboldt Universität Berlin/Germany
  • 2006: Hochschule Konstanz/Germany

In the past five years I have functioned as external examiner for various departments of Malay at Malaysian universities (UKM, USM), Universiti Brunei Darussalam and German universities whose staff members applied for promotion on the basis of their academic accomplishments


Thesis Evaluations

I have carried out numerous thesis evaluations for the following institutions: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia/Indonesia, Monash University/Australia, Universite Sorbonne/France, Leiden University/Netherlands.


Organiser of Malaysian Activities at the University of Frankfurt

With financial support of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia I was able to organise three intensive Malay courses at the University of Frankfurt:

  • 2004: two-week intensive course held by Prof. Dr. Abdullah Hassan
  • 2006: two-week intensive course held by Prof. Dr. Awang Sariyan
  • 2007: two-week intensive course held by Prof. Dr. Awang Sariyan

Special Honors

December 2006: I was awarded the following festschrift: Schulze, Fritz; Warnk, Holger (Ed.) 2006. Insular Southeast Asia. Linguistic and Cultural Studies in Honour of Bernd Nothofer. Wiesbaden. The book contains articles by colleagues from Great Britain, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Germany, and the United States.

August 2010: Award of the Piagam Penghargaan atas Kontribusi dan Sumbangsihnya bagi Kemajuan Hubungan Persahabatan Republik Indonesiadan Republik Federal Jerman, Botschaft der Republik Indonesien, Berlin.

September 2012: Seminar Sehari bersama Prof.Dr. Bernd Nothofer dan Purnabakti Dr. Inyo Yos Fernandez. Kisyani Laksono et al. Yogyakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada.


Publications (without reviews)

Books

1975 The reconstruction of Proto-Malayo-Javanic. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 73. The Hague: Nijhoff.
1980 Dialektgeographische Untersuchungen in West-Java und im westlichen Zentraljava. 2 volumes. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
1981 Dialektatlas von Zentral-Java. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
1985 and K.-H. Pampus, Gloria und Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo. Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesisch für Deutsche. Teil 1. Heidelberg: Groos.
1987 and K.-H. Pampus, Gloria und Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo. Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesisch für Deutsche. Teil 2. Heidelberg: Groos.
1988 (co-editor). Die deutsche Malaiologie. Festschrift zu Ehren von Frau Professor Dr. Irene Hilgers-Hesse. Heidelberg: Groos.

u. K.-H. Pampus. Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesisch für Deutsche. Teil 1. Zweite, vollständig überarbeitete Auflage. Heidelberg: Groos.
1997 (editor). Reconstruction, Classification, Description. Festschrift in Honor of Isidore Dyen. Hamburg: Abera.

Dialek Melayu Bangka. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
2001 u. K.-H. Pampus: Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesisch für Deutsche. Teil 1. 6. verbesserte. Auflage. Tübingen: Groos.
2002

u. K.-H. Pampus: Bahasa Indonesia. Indonesisch für Deutsche. Band 2. Dritte vollständig überarbeitete Auflage. Tübingen: Groos

2013

Pengantar etimologi. Jakarta: Baden Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa Indonesia.

 

Articles

1972 Tjatatan tentang dialek bahasa Sunda dan nasibnya. Pikiran Rakyat, Bandung.

Parean djeung Lelea. Jumplukan Sunda di wilayah Jawa. Mangle, Bandung.
1975 Additional notes on the *B : *b distinction and new hypotheses regarding the reflexes of *w and *B. In: Bernd Nothofer. The reconstruction of Proto-Malayo-Javanic. The Hague.
1978 Weitere Belege für die Rekonstruktion von austronesischen Laryngalen. In: S. Udin, ed. Spectrum. Essays presented to Sutan Takdir T. Alisjahbana. Jakarta.

Indonesisch. Studium Linguistik, Heft 6. Königstein.
1979 Die Sprachen Indonesiens. In: Kötter, Junghans et al., eds. Laendermonographie Indonesiens. Tuebingen.
1982 Dialektgeographische Aspekte des hoeflichen Vokabulars in Zentraljava. Zeitschrift der Deutsch-Morgenlaendischen Gesellschaft, Suppl. V, XXI. Deutscher Orienalistentag. Ausgewaehlte Vortraege.
1982 Central Javanese dialects. In: Amran Halim, Lois Carrington and A. Wurm, eds. Papers from the Third International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, vol. 3: Accent on variety. Pacific Linguistics C-76.
1984 Further evidence for the reconstruction of *-ey and *-ew. Bjidragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 140.
1985 The languages of the Javo-Sumatra Hesion: a reconsideration. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 141.
1986 The Barrier island languages in the Austronesian language family. In: P. Geraghty, L. Carrington and S.A. Wurm, eds. FOCAL: papers from the Fourth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Pacific Linguistics C-94.
1987 Kontrastive Analyse der segmentalen Phoneme des Deutschen und des Indonesischen. Forum Phoneticum 26.
1987 Cita-cita penelitian dialek. Dewan Bahasa 31.2.
1988 A discussion of two Austronesian subgroups: Proto-Malay and Proto-Malayic. In: Ahmad, M.T., ed. Rekonstruksi dan cabang-cabang bahasa Melayu induk. Kuala Lumpur.

Sprache und Identitaet im austronesisch-pazifischen Raum. In: W. Wagner, ed. Strukturwandel im pazifischen Raum. Bremen.

Die historisch-vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft und die Hypothese einer Verwandtschaft des Griechischen mit den polynesischen Sprachen. In: B. Nothofer, ed. Die deutsche Malaiologie. Festschrift zu Ehren von Frau Professor Dr. Irene Hilgers- Hesse. Heidelberg: Groos Verlag.
1989 Indonesien - ein Sprachenmuseum? Suedostasien-Informationen. Maerz 1989.
1990 Review article of R.A. Blust. 1988. Austronesian root theory. Oceanic Linguistics XXIX/2.
1991 More on Austronesian radicals (or roots). Oceanic Linguistics 30, no. 2.

The languages of Brunei Draussalam. In: H. Steinhauer, ed. Papers in Austronesian linguistics, No.1. Pacific Linguistics A-81.

Current interpretations of Western Malayo-Polynesian linguistic prehistory. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 12:388-397.
1992 Lehnwörter im Enggano. In: F. Schulze u. Kurt Tauchmann, eds. Kölner Beiträge aus Malaiologie und Ethnologie zu Ehren von Professor Dr. Irene Hilgers-Hesse. Bonn.
1994 Bahasa Lom: Dari mana asalnya. In: Liberty P. Hombing et al., eds. Bahasawan Cendekia. Seuntai Karangan untuk Anton M. Moeliono. Jakarta.

The relationship between the Barrier island languages and the Sulawesi-Philippine languages. In: D.T. Tryon and T.E. Dutton, eds. Language contact and change in the Austronesian world. Berlin.
1995 The history of Jakarta Malay. Oceanic Linguistics 34, no. 1.

Dialek Melayu di Kalimantan dan di Bangka: misan atau mindoan. In: Soenjono Dardjowidjojo, ed. PELLBA 8 Sewindu Pertemuan Linguistik Lembaga Bahasa Atma Jaya. Jakarta.
1996 Migrasi orang Melayu Purba. SARI 14, Juli 1996.

Borrowings from Javanese in Brunei Malay. In: B. Nothofer (editor). Reconstruction, Classification, Description. Festschrift in Honor of Isidore Dyen. Abera Verlag: Hamburg.
1999 Die Sprachen Südostasiens. In: B. Dahm and R. Ptak (eds.). Südostasien-Handbuch: Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Müchen: Beck.

The history of speech levels in Sasak. In: Working Papers in Sasak. University of Melbourne.
2000 A preliminary analysis of the history of Sasak language levels . In: Peter K. Austin (ed.): Sasak. Working Papers in Sasak, vol. 2, 57-85. Melbourne : University of Melbourne.
2001 Malaiisch als Fremdsprache an deutschsprachigen Hochschulen. In: Pacific News Nr. 16:10-11.
2004 together with Jost Gippert, Manana Tandaschwili, Rainer Voßen and Marcel Erdal: Verstehen wir uns noch? Was verloren geht, wenn Sprachen sterben . In: Forschung Frankfurt (2004), Nr. 3-4, 28-37
2005 Karya terjemahan Renward Brandstetter. In: Abdullah Hassan and Low Kok On (eds.): Terjemahan dan Pengglobalan Ilmu / Translation and the Globalization of Knowledge, 81-90. Bentong : PTS Professional Publishing Sdn. Bhd.
2006 Naturkatastrophen, ASEAN + 3, Islam und multikulturelle Gesellschaften: Die Südostasienwissenschaften beschäftigen sich mit einem vielfältigen Themenspektrum. UNI-Report 39 (no. 4), 14.06.2006, p.8

Attraktiver Studiengang. Leserbrief. FAZ 26.06.2006

Observation on phenomena shared by West Borneo Malayic languages and Sasak as well as Madurese. In: Sariyan, Awang and J.T. Collins (eds.). Borneo and the Homeland of the Malays. Four Essays, 89-101. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Turut dan patut; dua dan separuh; datar dan rata: kata warisan atau kata serapan. Catatan mengenai etimologi kosakata Melayu. Prosiding Seminar Linguistik dan Pembudayaan Bahasa Melayu ke-2, 1-31. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
2007 Die Sprachen Südostasiens. Südostasien-Magazin 1 (1), 62-74.

Notwendigkeit und Chance – Frankfurter Südostasienwissenschaften im Wandel. Südostasien23 (1), 88-90.

The role of cultural and linguistic features in the creation of new provinces in Indonesia – the case of West and Central Java. In: Hadiwinata, B.S. and C. Schuck (eds.): Democracy in Indonesia. The Challenge of Consolidation, 335-344. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft

2008 E-mel sebagai sebagai bahan pengajaran. In: Lander, Yuri A. and A.K. Ogloblin (eds.): Language and Text in the Austronesian World. Essays in Honour of Ülo Sirk, 233-242. München : Lincom Europa.

Patut dan Turut; Dua dan Separuh; Datar dan Rata; Kata Warisan atau Kata Pinjaman? Catatan mengenai etimologi kosakata Melayu. In: Katharina Endriati Sukamto (ed.): Kelana Bahana Sang Bahasawan. Persembahan untuk Prof. Soenjono Dardjowidjojo, Ph.D. dalam rangka ulang tahunnya yang ke-70. Volume 1, 227-252. Jakarta: Penerbit Universitas Atma Jaya.

Kamus Besar Bahasa Melayu Dewan: sumbangannya kepada pengetahuan tentang susur galur bahasa Melayu. In: Nor Hashimah Jalaluddin and Rusmadi Baharudin (eds.): Leksikologi dan Leksikografi Melayu, 105-141. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

2009 Patut dan turut; dua dan separuh; datar dan rata: kata warisan atau kata pinjaman? Catatan mengenai etimologi kosakata Melayu. In: Linguistik Indonesia. Jurnal Ilmiah Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia 27 (1), 23-43.
2010 The fish and the loom: an attempt at a semantic reconstruction. In: Oceanic Linguistics 49 (1), 144-162.
2015

Feldforschungen auf Java und Studien zu indonesischen und regionalsprachlichen Etymologien – Hobby und Beruf eines Sprachwissenschaftlers. In: Berthold Damshäuser, Michael Rottmann [Hrsg.]: Wege nach – und mit – Indonesien: 16 Berichte und Reisen. Berlin: Regiospectra, S. 115-124.

2017

Observations on phenomena shared by West Borneo Malayic languages and Sasak as well as Madurese. In: Collins, JAmes T. a. Awang Sariyan (eds.): Borneo and the Homeland of the Malays. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka,104-118.

 


Festschrift

2006 Insular Southeast Asia: linguistic and cultural studies in honour of Bernd Nothofer. Edited by Fritz Schulze und Holger Warnk. Wiesabden: Harrassowitz.
2012 Seminar Sehari bersama Prof.Dr. Bernd Nothofer dan Purnabakti Dr. Inyo Yos Fernandez. Kisyani Laksono et al. Yogyakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada.