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LINGUIST List 16.1624

Sat May 21 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Lang Description/Syntax: Stoel

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        1.    Sanderien de Jong, Focus in Manado Malay: Stoel


Message 1: Focus in Manado Malay: Stoel
Date: 20-May-2005
From: Sanderien de Jong <s.de.jonglet.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Focus in Manado Malay: Stoel


Title: Focus in Manado Malay
Subtitle: Grammar, particles, and intonation
Published: 2005
Publisher: CNWS Publications
                www.cnwspublications.com

Author: Ruben Bastiaan Stoel
Paperback: ISBN: 9057891018 Pages: 282 Price: Europe EURO 23.00
Abstract:

Manado Malay is the language of the Indonesian city of Manado. This book
presents an overview of the grammar of this language, with particular
attention to discourse particles and intonation, and studies how these
phenomena are used to mark focus.

The first part of the book gives a description of the grammar, based on a
corpus of spontaneous conversations. It presents the main aspects of the
phonology, morphology, and syntax. One chapter is devoted to discourse
particles, which are used frequently in this language. Another chapter
discusses intonation, a much neglected topic in the study of Indonesian
languages.

The second part of the book is concerned with information structure. It
presents a number of experiments that were run to test the compatibility of
various constituent orders and focus structures. Other experiments were
carried out to investigate which discourse particles mark focus and to
define the position of the sentence accent for a given focus structure.

This book will be of interest to linguists working on information structure
or intonation, as well as to typologists and students of Indonesian languages.

Ruben Stoel studied Austronesian linguistics at Leiden University. He has
traveled widely through South-East Asia and studied many languages. During
a prolonged stay in Manado he gathered the information required for the
current study. He is currently employed by the University of Potsdam.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Language Description
                            Morphology
                            Phonology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Malay, Manado (XMM)

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=14973


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