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Title:Demonstratives in Papuan Malay
Contributor (author):Harms, Lenice
Kluge, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description: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.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59497
Extent:37 slides
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59497
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ID
Subject:Papuan Malay language
demonstratives; Papuan Malay; Malay; West Papua; deictic expressions; linguistics; word classes; grammar; syntax
Subject (ISO639):pmy
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Harms, Lenice; Kluge, Angela. 2012. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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