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LINGUIST List 18.3704

Tue Dec 11 2007

Books: Semantics/Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis: Djenar

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        1.    Julie Manley, The Semantics and Pragmatics of Indonesian Locative Prepositions: Djenar


Message 1: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Indonesian Locative Prepositions: Djenar
Date: 11-Dec-2007
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Indonesian Locative Prepositions: Djenar
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Title: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Indonesian Locative Prepositions
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Published: 2007
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Author: Dwi Noverini Djenar
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858835 Pages: 231 Price: AUS $ 54.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858835 Pages: 231 Price: AUS $ 59.95 Comment: for Australia; includes GST
Abstract:

Indonesian has three locative prepositions, namely, di, pada and
dalam—roughly corresponding to the English 'on, in, at' - which are often
interchangeable. That is, one can be substituted for another for the same
spatial, abstract, or temporal configuration without an immediately
apparent difference in meaning. Even though interchangeability of
prepositions is common in Indonesian discourse and has been observed by
some, surprisingly there is no explanation available on this aspect of
preposition use.

This study aims to address the interchangeability issue beyond a brief
mention and will examine the uses of the prepositions in speech and writing
and in different types of discourse (or genre). It is hypothesized that
overlaps in the semantic range provide speakers with alternatives for
expressing the same situation, but preposition selection is motivated not
only by semantic considerations, but also by pragmatic and
discourse-related factors. Such things as whether the message is spoken or
written, to whom it is conveyed, and for what purpose it is conveyed, all
correlate in motivating preposition choice.

With regard to language specific scope, this study is intended to fill a
gap in the current studies of Indonesian prepositions by providing a
descriptive account of prepositional meanings that reflects more closely
the range of actual uses by speakers in spoken and written discourses. It
also aims to address the issue of preposition alternation, which has
received little attention in previous studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Indonesian (ind)

Written In: English (eng )

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