Position: Research Assistant
Dalan Mehuli (Dalan M. Perangin-angin) was born in Fakfak, West Papua. He earned his bachelor degree
from Sanata Dharma University Yogjakarta, Faculty of English Letters, in 2000. In this
faculty he began to study basic linguistics. In the beginning of 2001 he joined the Jakarta
Linguistics Field Station of Max Planck Institute, Jakarta, working as a research assistant.
Here he worked on the child language project. Later on he worked on the Ternate Malay
project and Pemalangan.
In 2004 he attended the Master Linguistics Program at Utrecht University, the
Netherlands. His thesis offers an analysis of the use of suffix â€“NYA in noun phrases
based on a uniform approach. After being graduated from the program in 2006, he came
back to the Jakarta Linguistic Field Station. Currently he is working on the mapping
project of Javanese dialects, focusing on Pemalangan. He is also working on Betawi, a
Malay dialect spoken in Jakarta.
Besides Indonesian, Dalan speaks some other Indonesian languages/dialects namely,
Karo Batak, Javanese Pemalang/Brebes and Yogyakarta dialect, and eastern (Papua)
Malay dialect. His main interest in linguistics is morphology and syntax. His short-term
plan is to pursue a doctoral linguistics program.
Enyong asline wong Batak Karo. Tapi enyong bisa basa Jawa, soale enyong gedene nang
Brebes, trus tau tinggal enem taun nang Jogja. Jadi enyong bisa Jawa logat kulon karo
wetan. Awit cilik enyong wis seneng bahasa, dadine ora angel nggo enyong sinau logat
karo bahasa-bahasa anyar. Lulus SMP enyong pindah nang Medan. Nang kana enyong
belajar logat Medan karo basa Batak Karo. Enyong ya bisa sitik-sitik basa Batak Toba
Sinau bahasa kuwe nyenengi. Tapine angger mikiri stukture mumeti. Enyong sih
takdadegna tantangan. Mugane enyong sinau linguistik sing luwih teoritis. Sing paling
takminati nang linguistik kuwe Mofologi karo Sintaks. Pengine, enyong sekolah maning
njukut S3 nang linguistik.