Date of Birth: December 23, 1939
Ph.D. 1979 (Linguistics) University of Hawaii
M.A. 1966 (English) Gonzaga University
B.A. 1961 (Psychology, English) Gonzaga University
Associate Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Southeast Asian Studies
Indonesian / Malay
Bidayuh (Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo)
2007 One month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu
2006-07 Six month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu (Fulbright Grant)
2004 Three month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, and Ulu Rawas, Sumatra Selatan.
2001 three-week field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, Sumatra
1999 one-week field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, Sumatra
1994 two-month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, Sumatra
1989 two-month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, Sumatra
1988 two month field trip to Rejang-Lebong, Bengkulu, Sumatra
1987 three months, coordinator of the COTI Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program
1974-76, Director, Pertamina English Language Institute, Jakarta
1972-1974 Instructor, University of Sriwijaya, Palembang, South Sumatra (Fulbright grant)
2001 three-week field trip to Sarawak, Borneo
2000 four-week field trip to Sarawak, Borneo
1999 one week in Penang
1974 two week tour of Kuala Lumpur and Malacca
Italy, England, Ireland: 1967 (12-week tour)
France: 1967 (12 weeks language study);
Germany: 1966-67 (6 months language study)
Philippines: 1963-1966 (Peace Corps volunteer, Los Banos, Laguna)
Chair, Linguistics Department, July 1994-June 2004
Acting Chair, Linguistics Department, Winter quarter 1993.
Director, Southeast Asia Studies Program, Ohio University, 1984-1988
Associate Director, Southeast Asia Studies Program, Ohio Universty, 1979-80 and 1983-84.
Language Coordinator, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), Ohio University, summer 1982 and summer 1983.
Language Coordinator, Indonesian Studies Summer Institute (ISSI), Ohio University, summer 1981
Director, Pertamina English Language Institute, National Oil Company of Indonesia, 1973-1975.
Training Director, Peace Corps/Philippines, Hilo, Hawaii 1967-68
Language Coordinator, Peace Corps/Philippines Training Program, Stanford University, Summer 1967
Executive Committee, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, (1997- )
Editorial Board, CROSSROADS, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES (1986-1995)
First President, Consortium of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (1984-87)
Board of directors, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, 1982-1987
Language director, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, Ohio University (1983)
Organized the Third Eastern Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Athens (1983)
Editor, Antara Kita: the newsletter of the Indonesian Studies Committee of the Association for Asian Studies (1979-81)
Indonesian Studies Summer Institute (1981-82)
Past editor of Antara Kita the newsletter of the Indonesian Studies Committee of the Association for Asian Studies (1979-81)
Since 1979 organized panels for the Association for Asian Studies, the Conference on Indonesian Studies and the Malay World Symposium
2009 (forthcoming). Out-of-Borneo Subgrouping Hypothesis for Rejang: Re-weighing the Evidence. In Festschrift for Robert A. Blust, ed. by K. Alexander Adelaar. Canberra: Australian National University.
2008a (forthcoming). Asal Bahasa Rejang. Lingua: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra. Palembang: Swiwijaya University.
2008b (forthcoming). Indirect Licensing at the Interface of Syntax and Semantics in Rejang.. Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, ed. by Uri Tadmor. Jakarta: Atma Jaya University Press.
2008c (forthcoming, co-authored with Dr. Zainubi Arbi). Serial Buku Bacaan Bahasa Rejang untuk Kanak-kanak. (10 books: five dialects, two titles each). Bengkulu and Palembang: Indonesian Department of Education.
2005. What the Rawas Dialect Reveals About the Linguistic History of Rejang. Oceanic Linguistics Vol.44. no. 1, pp. 12-64.
2003. Raising of PMP *a in Bukar-Sadong Land Dayak and Rejang. In Issues in Austronesian Historical Phonology, ed. by John Lynch. Canberra: Australian National University. Pacific Linguistics Series C.
2002. Review Article: Pacific Languages: An Introduction by John Lynch. In Pacific Studies Vol. 24Nos.3/4—Sep.-Dec. 2001 Honolulu: Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Institute for Polynesian Studies, pp. 93-100.
2000. “Where Did the Rejangs Come From?” In Marlys Macken (ed.), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Southeast Asia Linguistics Society, University of Arizona.
1999. “The Position of the Rejang Language of Sumatra in Relation to Malay and the ‘Ablaut’ Languages of Northwest Borneo.” In Elizabeth Zeitoun and Paul Jen-kuei Li (eds.), Selected Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Taipei: Academia Sinica Institute of Linguistics, 205-226.
1998. “Anti-ECP Effects in the Rejang Language of Sumatra. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 43(3/4): 359-376.
1997 “Some Irregular Reflexes of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Vowels in the Rejang Language of Sumatra”. Diachronica XIV.1:67-108.
1994 “COTSEAL Tenth Anniversary Address”. Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teaching III:34-40.
1991 “Pronouns, Politeness and Hierarchy in Malay.” In Robert Blust (ed.), Currents in Pacific Linguistics: Festschrift in Honor of George W. Grace. Canberra, Australian National University: Pacific Linguistics C-117, pp. 197-221.
1989 “The Animacy Hierarchy and Western Austronesian Languages”. The Ohio State University: ESCOL ’89, pp. 207-217.
1988a Book editor, with Introduction. Studies in Austronesian Linguistics. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Monographs in International Studies, Southeast Asia Series No. 76; 492 pp.
1988b “Government and Case in Tagalog,” Studies in Austronesian Linguistics, McGinn (ed.), pp. 275-294.
1985a “Introduction to Interpretive Approaches to Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures” (with Susan Rodgers), Journal of Asian Studies , XLIV No. 4. pp. 735-742.
1985b “A Principle of Text Coherence in Indonesian Languages,” Journal of Asian Studies XLIV No. 4, pp. 743-753.
1982a Outline of Rejang Syntax. Jakarta: Series NUSA, Linguistic Studies in Indonesian and Languages of Indonesia.
1982b “On the So-Called Implosive Nasals of Rejang” (with James Coady), Gava` 17: Studies in Austronesian Languages and Cultures: Festschrift for Hans Kahler. Reiner Carle (ed), pp. 437-449.
2002 McGinn, Richard. Raising of PMP *a in Bukar-Sadong Land Dayak and Rejang. Paper delivered at the 9th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Canberra, Australia, January 8-10.
2000 “Where Did the Rejangs (And the Malays) Come From?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeast Asia Linguistics Society, Madison, Wisconsin, May 5-7.
1997 “The Position of Rejang among the Malayo-Polynesian Languages”. Presented at the Eighth International Conference for Austronesian Linguistics, Taiwan, R. O. C., December 28-30.
1997 “Syllable Reduction in Rejang and Malay”. Invited paper, Workshop in Comparative Linguistics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, October 15-16.
1997 “Isolation vs. Adaptability in Rejang Language and Culture”, Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago, IL, March 16-18.
1995 “Discourse, Markedness, and the Evolution of Focus in Rejang”. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) annual meeting, Montreal.
1994 “The Role of Dialect Evidence in Rejang Historical Phonology”. Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Leiden, The Netherlands.
1994 “The Empty Category Principle and Western Austronesian Languages”. University of Toronto. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) annual meeting, Toronto.
1991 “Some Indirect Object Properties in Philippine Languages”. Sixth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Honolulu, Hawaii.
THE REJANG LANGUAGE: VOLUME I – HISTORICAL PHONOLOGY
THE REJANG LANGUAGE: VOLUME II – GRAMMAR
THE REJANG LANGUAGE: VOLUME III – TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS