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Title:Demonstratives in Papuan Malay
Abstract:This paper discusses the demonstratives in Papuan Malay as spoken along the north-east coast of Papua on the island of New Guinea. “Papuan Malay” refers to the Malay varieties spoken in coastal Papua. So far five varieties of Papuan Malay have been identified. The description of the Papuan Malay demonstratives is based on recordings of narratives and spontaneous conversations between Papuan Malay speakers in the Sarmi and Jayapura areas, both of which are located on Papua’s north-east coast. Demonstratives are deictic expressions that orient the hearers, and focus their “attention on entities in the situation surrounding the interlocutors” or “in the speech situation” (Diessel 1999:93–94). Papuan Malay has a two-term demonstrative system: proximal ini ‘D.PROX’ and distal itu ‘D.DIST’. The syntax of the demonstratives is discussed in §1 with the different functions that Papuan Malay demonstratives have in §2. The main points of this paper are summarized in §3, followed by a list of references.
Contributor (author):Harms, Lenice
Kluge, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2014
Description:Papuan Malay has a distance-oriented two-term demonstrative system. Syntactically the demonstratives have adnominal, pronominal, or adverbial uses; they can also be stacked. Their functions may be spatial, temporal, psychological, identificational, textual, or as a placeholder. In their psychological uses, the demonstratives indicate emotional involvement, vividness, or contrast. In their textual uses, the demonstratives are used anaphorically, as discourse deictics, and have exophoric and recognitional uses. There are three types of anaphora used specifically in the context of narratives: integration, contrastive prominence, and restaging.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59496
Extent:p. 53–68
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59496
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ID
Subject:Papuan Malay language
demonstratives; Papuan Malay; Malay; West Papua; linguistics; grammar; syntax; word classes; deictic expressions
Subject (ISO639):pmy
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Harms, Lenice; Kluge, Angela. 2014. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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