Semarang (24/6) – The big family of Diponegoro University (Undip) was mourning the passing of the Faculty of Humanities (FIB) Undip Lecturer, Dr. Deli Nirmala, M. Hum. on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 01:30 WIB at the Diponegoro National Hospital (RSND) Undip. The body will be departed from the funeral home in Jatingaleh, Semarang at 09:00 WIB and the funeral procession will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 in her hometown which is located in Madiun Regency.

The late Dr. Deli Nirmala is known as a gentle teacher who always gives good direction to her students. During her lifetime, this Lecturer of Linguistics of FIB Undip who taught various fields of linguistics including cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics was also active in writing scientific publications and journals. Her writings include “Cognitive Processes in Metaphorical Expressions” (Parole Vol.4 No.1, April 2014), “Javanese Cultural Words in Local Newspapers in Central Java as a Language Maintenance Model” (Humanities Vol.27 No.3, October 2015), “Perlocutionary Act of Euphemism in Indonesian Presidential Election Debate 2019” (Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics Vol.5 No.1, 2020), “Merdeka Belajar in Pandemic: Using Quizizz Game Based Learning to Improve Students’ Vocabulary Mastery” (Language Literacy: Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Language Teaching Vol.5 No.1, June 2021) and many more.

“Dr. Deli Nirmala, M. Hum. is an Undip FIB lecturer who has a very high dedication to her work and alma mater until the end of her life. The deceased played a major role in bringing the PAROLE Journal to the SINTA 2 index,” said Dr. Nurhayati, M. Hum., Dean of FIB UNDIP, when conveying her impression of the late Dr. Deli Nirmala.

Together with the Master in Linguistics Study Program, Dr. Deli Nirmala, M. Hum. has published the PAROLE Journal: Journal on Linguistics and Education which is designated as a SINTA 2 accredited scientific journal which is valid for 5 years from 2019 to 2023.

The amount of service and dedication of Dr. Deli Nirmala, M. Hum. in the field of education and advancing Undip will certainly be a lifetime reward. May the deceased be given a noble place in the sight of Allah SWT and the family left behind be given fortitude and patience. (Titis – Public Relations)