Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg

Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg is a lecturer at the English Department, Udayana University, in Indonesia. His research interests fall within the broader framework of usage-based/cognitive linguistics and empirical methods, especially corpus linguistics and, recently, experimental linguistics. In particular, he investigates how metaphoric languages about intangible concepts, such as emotions and time, reveal the way we conceptualise our experiences with them, based on data from Indonesian. In addition, he conducts corpus-based research on Indonesian linguistics from a constructional framework, especially the interaction between morphologically related words and their difference semantic trait in usage (e.g., the interaction of voice morphology and metaphoric meaning of words). Gede’s current and ongoing projects deal with (i) combining corpus-based and experimental methods (i.e. sentence elicitation) to usage variation of Indonesian ingestion verbs, (ii) applying vector space model on Indonesian verbal lexical semantics, and (iii) the spatial construal of time using evidence from language and co-speech gestures. He uses R for data processing, analysis, writing-up reports, and more.
Educational Background
2015–2019Monash University, Australia — PhD
2009–2011Universitas Udayana, Indonesia — Master’s degree
2005–2009Universitas Udayana, Indonesia — Bachelor’s degree
Professional Experience
2014 - presentLecturer, English Department, Udayana University, Indonesia
2019Research Assistant, Australian Language Data Common (ALDC) work package of the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Data Enhanced Virtual Laboratory (HASS DeVL), Brisbane, Queensland, AU and Monash University, Australia
2015 - 2016Research Assistant, Australia-Indonesia Attitudes & Understanding Research: Qualitative research of contemporary attitudes and interventions, The Australia-Indonesia Centre, Monash University, Australia
2018 - 2019Tutor, Linguistics Department and Indonesian Studies, Monash University, Australia
2011 - 2013Indonesian language Instructor, SIT Study Abroad Bali
Membership and Service
2019 - presentPeer-reviewer, Journal of Language and Literature (JOLL), English Department, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta
Member, International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA)
2018 - presentCertified Instructor (specialised in R programming language for data science), The Carpentries, California, USA
2018 - 2019Instructor (specialised in R programming language for data science), Monash Data Fluency for Research, Monash University, Australia
2019Travel Grant from International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA) for the 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-15) in Nishinomiya, Japan
2018Travel Grant from Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) for CoEDL Summer School 2018 at the Australian National University
2016–2018Graduate Research Funding and Travel Grant from Faculty of Arts and Monash Graduate Education, Monash University, Australia
2016Scholarship allowance from Wurm Foundation, Australian National University for attending Linguistics Master Classes at the International Congress of the Linguistic Society of Indonesia (KIMLI 2016) in Bali, Indonesia
Travel Grant from European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) for pre-conference workshop “How meaning becomes graspable” in conjunction with the International Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) Conference at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Travel Grant from International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) for ISLE 2016 Summer School on Corpus Linguistics with R at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherland
2015–2018Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (MIPRS) & Monash Graduate Scholarships (MGS) from Monash University, Australia
2010International Travel Grant from Bureau of International Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of National Education to attend the 4th International Free Linguistics Conference at the University of Sydney
2007 - 2008Djarum Beasiswa Plus Bakti Pendidikan from Djarum Foundation, Surabaya, Indonesia
Rajeg, G. P. W., & Hardeman, M.. (2019). Using open research to expand your collaboration network and stay more organized: A case study of Figshare Ambassador Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.9933272.v1
Rajeg, G. P. W.. (2017). Happiness Metaphors. (interview [in Indonesian] with SBS Radio Australia on Indonesian program) doi: 10.4225/03/592cea889c412
Journal Publications
Rajeg, G. P. W., Denistia, K., & Musgrave, S. (to appear). Vector space model and the usage patterns of Indonesian denominal verbs. NUSA (Special Issue on “Linguistic Studies Using Large Annotated Corpora”).
Rajeg, G. P. W., & Rajeg, I. M. (2019). Pemahaman kuantitatif dasar dan penerapannya dalam mengkaji keterkaitan antara bentuk dan makna. Linguistik Indonesia, 37(1), 13–31.
Rajeg, G. P. W., Denistia, K., & Rajeg, I. M. (2018). Working with a linguistic corpus using R: An introductory note with Indonesian negating construction. Linguistik Indonesia, 36(1), 1–36.
Primahadi Wijaya R., G. (2013). Metonymy in Indonesian Prefixal Word-formation. Lingual: Journal of Language and Culture, 1, 64–81.
Book Chapters
Rajeg, G. P. W., & Rajeg, I. M. (2020). Pendekatan linguistik korpus untuk kajian metafora konseptual Bahasa Indonesia. In I. N. Sudipa (Ed.), Dana Bahasa (pp. 103–117). Swasta Nulus.
Rajeg, G. P. W., & Rajeg, I. M. (2019). Analisis Koleksem Khas dan potensinya untuk kajian kemiripan makna konstruksional dalam Bahasa Indonesia. In I. N. Sudipa (Ed.), ETIKA BAHASA Buku persembahan menapaki usia pensiun: I Ketut Tika (Vol. 1, pp. 65–83). Swasta Nulus.
Rajeg, G. P. W., & Rajeg, I. M. (2017). Mempertemukan morfologi dan linguistik korpus: Kajian konstruksi pembentukan kata kerja [per-+Ajektiva] dalam Bahasa Indonesia. In I. N. Sudipa & M. S. Satyawati (Eds.), Rona Bahasa: Buku persembahan kepada Prof. Dr. Aron Meko Mbete memasuki masa purnatugas (pp. 288–327). Swasta Nulus.
Primahadi Wijaya R., G., & Rajeg, I. M. (2014). Visualising diachronic change in the collocational profiles of lexical near-synonyms. In I. N. Sudipa & G. Primahadi Wijaya R. (Eds.), Cahaya Bahasa: A festschrift in honour of Prof. I Gusti Made Sutjaja (pp. 247–258). Swasta Nulus.
Rajeg, I. M., & Primahadi Wijaya R., G. (2014). Memanfaatkan korpus dalam pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris. In I. N. Sudipa & G. Primahadi Wijaya R. (Eds.), Cahaya Bahasa: A festschrift in honour of Prof. I Gusti Made Sutjaja (pp. 307–315). Swasta Nulus.
Conference Proceedings
Rajeg, G. P. W., Rajeg, I. M., & Arka, I. W. (submitted). Contrasting the semantics of Indonesian -kan and -i verb pairs: A usage-based, constructional approach. Seminar Nasional Bahasa Ibu, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Rajeg, G. P. W. (2016). Exploring the semantics of near-synonyms via metaphorical profiles: A quantitative corpus-based study of Indonesian words for HAPPINESS. Proceedings of the International Congress of The Linguistic Society of Indonesia, 261–265.
Rajeg, I. M., & Rajeg, G. P. W. (2015). Metafora Ketuhanan dalam Bahasa Bali: Kajian berbasis korpus (Metaphors of GOD in Balinese: A corpus-based study). Prosiding Seminar Nasional Bahasa Ibu VIII, 767–778.
Rajeg, G. P. W. (2014). Visualisation of diachronic constructional change using Motion Chart. In Z. Goebel, J. H. Purwoko, Suharno, M. Suryadi, & Y. Al Arief (Eds.), Proceedings: International Seminar on Language Maintenance and Shift IV (LAMAS IV) (pp. 267–270). Universitas Diponegoro.
Rajeg, G. P. W. (2014). Metaphorical profiles of five Indonesian quasi-synonyms of ANGER: Multiple distinctive collexeme analysis. Proceedings of the International Congress of the Linguistic Society of Indonesia 2014, 165–170.
Primahadi Wijaya R., G. (2010). Prototype effects and polysemy in the case of Indonesian kepala “head”: A view from Cognitive Linguistics. In I. K. Artawa, M. S. Satyawati, I. G. A. G. Sosiowati, Mulyadi, A. Subiyanto, K. W. Purnawati, W. Hadi, & P. E. W. Citrawati (Eds.), Perspektif Bahasa-Bahasa Austronesia dan Non-Austronesia: Kajian Bahasa dan Sastra (Vol. 1, pp. 220–233). Udayana University Press.

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Research Partner
  • Personal Title: Dr.
  • University: Udayana
  • E-mail address: primahadi_wijaya(at)