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Title:Existential predicate clauses in Papuan Malay
Contributor (author):Kluge, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description:"Papuan Malay" is a collective term that denotes the easternmost varieties of Malay spoken in the western part of the island of New Guinea. This paper presents a description of the different types of existential clauses in North Coast Papuan Malay, the variety of Papuan Malay spoken along Papua’s north coast. This description is based on recordings of spontaneous conversations among Papuan Malay speakers in the Sarmi area which is located about 300 km west of Jayapura, the provincial capital. In Papuan Malay, existential clauses are formed with the existential verb ada ‘exist’. Structurally, two distinct types of existential predicate clauses can be distinguished: intransitive clauses with one core argument and transitive clauses with two core arguments. One-argument existential clauses serve two distinct functions: (1) to express the existence or availability of the subject or a "theme expression" (Dryer 2007:241), and (2) to denote the possession of a definite possessum. Two-argument clauses also encode two distinct functions: (1) they denote particular states of the theme expression, or (2) they denote the possession of an indefinite possessum.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59458
Extent:42 slides
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59458
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ID
Subject:Papuan Malay language
Malay; West Papua; syntax; verbal clauses; existential clauses; Papuan Malay; linguistics; grammar
Subject (ISO639):pmy
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Kluge, Angela. 2011. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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