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Title: Searching for Structure
Subtitle: The problem of complementation in colloquial Indonesian conversation
Written By: Robert Englebretson
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiDaG_13
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 13
Description:

This book argues against the existence of complementation in colloquial Indonesian, and discusses the ramifications of these findings for a discourse-functional understanding of grammatical categories and linguistic structure. Based on a close analysis of a corpus of spontaneous conversational Indonesian data, the author examines four construction types which express what is often encoded by complements in other languages: juxtaposed clauses, material introduced by the discourse marker bahwa, serial verbs, and epistemic expressions with the suffix -nya. These four construction types offer no evidence to support complementation as a viable grammatical category in colloquial spoken Indonesian. Rather, they are best understood as emergent, discourse-level phenomena, arising from the interactive and communicative goals of language users. The lack of evidence for complementation in colloquial Indonesian reaffirms the need to understand linguistic structure as language-particular and diverse, and emphasizes the centrality of studying linguistic categories based on their actual occurrence in natural discourse.


Table of contents

Acknowledgments ix
1. Preliminaries 1
2. Juxtaposed clauses 37
3. Complementizers in context: An analysis of bahwa 93
4. Verbs in series 127
5. Epistemic — nya constructions 153
6. Conclusion 187
References 193
Appendices 199
Name index 201
Subject index 203

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Indonesian
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ISBN: 1588113671
ISBN-13: 9781588113672
Pages: x, 206 pp.
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Pages: x, 206 pp.
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