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LINGUIST List 21.1371

Sun Mar 21 2010

Books: Morphology/Syntax/Malay: Lewis

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Sentence Analysis in Modern Malay: Lewis

Message 1: Sentence Analysis in Modern Malay: Lewis
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Sentence Analysis in Modern Malay: Lewis
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Title: Sentence Analysis in Modern Malay
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: M. Blanche Lewis
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521134798 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521134798 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Abstract:

This is a detailed application of the methods of linguistic analysis to the
sentence structure of Malay. It is based on extended analysis of short
dramatic texts in colloquial Malay by Dato' Dr Haji Zainal-Abidin bin
Ahmad, best know under his pen name Za'ba. Miss Lewis' analyses are, with
certain modifications, kept within the grammatical framework which she
deduced from a thesis presented by Dr E. M. F. Payne in 1964. She has shown
that the framework is viable when applied to actual texts, though her
analysis leads to certain modifications and extensions of the original
plan. The book has a double interest. Students with a basic knowledge of
Malay will find that the investigation into sentence formation refines
their understanding of the language. Linguists interested in the
application of a formal grammatical framework to the sentences of a
Austronesian language will welcome this pioneer study.

Preface;
List of symbols and abbreviations used;
1. Introduction;
2. The units of Malay syntax;
3. The word;
4. Phrases and groups;
5. Clauses;
6. Sentences;
7. Further examples of the included clause;
8. Further examples of transformation;
9. A pivot-noun phrase?;
10. Short analyses of consecutive sentences from the texts, with tabulated
results;
Appendices;
The texts;
List of works cited;
Glossary for the texts;
Index to footnotes;
List of sentences analysed or discussed.


Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Malay (mly)

Written In: English (eng )

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