NUSA - Linguistic Studies of Indonesian and Other Languages in Indonesia

Welcome to the open-access archives of the NUSA Series (ISSN 0126-2874).  Published continuously since 1975, and incorporating both articles and monographs, NUSA is Indonesia's international forum for language and linguistics. 
    This site archives NUSA issues 1 - 53.  Current issues may be found at (online edition ISSN 2187-7297).
    Please note that all materials are © NUSA, and may not be reproduced without written permission.
Editorial Board
    Soenjono Dardjowidjojo, Jakarta
    Bambang Kaswanti Purwo, Jakarta
    Anton M. Moeliono, Jakarto
    Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo, Yogyakarta
    Yassir Nasanius, Assistant Editor
Editorial Policy
NUSA focuses on the analysis of Indonesian languages: Malay-Indonesian (including standard, regional, and contact varieties) and other languages used in Indonesia.  Submissions on languages outside this scope will also be considered, but only insofar as they are relevant in some way to this main focus.  Fieldwork reports in the form of data analysis or texts with translation, book reviews, squibs, and other discussions are also accepted. 
    Papers appearing in NUSA should consist of previously unpublished work written in English, or of translations into English of work originally published in other languages.  NUSA aims to be relevant beyond the field of area studies, and encourages theoretically oriented submissions which utilize data from Indonesian languages, serving the cause of de-occidentalization of general linguistics.  Volume proposals from guest editors are also welcome.
Submission Format
Contributors are to follow the format of the Linguistic Society of America with the exception that in the footnote and bibliography, articles are to be put in quotation marks and books or journals italicized.  Content words in the bibliography (nouns, verbs, adjectives) in a title of a book or article must be capitalized.  Examples in the text should be given in bold type, followed by an English gloss in single quotation marks. 
    Articles should begin with a one-paragraph abstract, and be divided into titled sections.  Text should be in Times New Roman, 10 points; footnotes in Times New Roman, 8 points.  Information presented in columns or tables should be formatted as tables, not using the space and tab bars.  If any phonetic fonts are used, the relevant fonts should accompany the submission.
    Non-native speakers of English are strongly encouraged to have their manuscripts edited by a competent native speaker.  Manuscripts for publication should be submitted in electronic form as well as in paper form.  Electronic submissions, in the form of Microsoft Word attachments, should be sent to:
    nusa at
Hard copy should be sent to the following address:
    NUSA Editorial Board
    Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya
    Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya
    Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 51
    Jakarta 12930

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Subscription Information
To subscribe to NUSA, prepayment of three volumes is necessary.
    Local and foreign payments are to be made by bank transfer to Lippo Bank, Lippo Plaza Branch, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 25, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia, to the order of Yayasan Atma Jaya (NUSA), account number 540-30-33010-7, or by sending a money order payable to Yayasan Atma Jaya (NUSA) directly to Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya, Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 51, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia.
    Foreign subscription payments made by bank draft should add $20.00 to cover processing costs in Indonesia.
    Back volumes are available at various prices.  Volumes which are out of print can be photocopied.  For further information and an up to date price list, please contact our office at the above address. 

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