Semantic, Pragmatic and Discourse Perspectives of Preposition Use: A Study of Indonesian Locatives
Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 2007 - Indonesian language - 231 pages
This book is an in-depth study of three locative prepositions which are often interchangeable in Indonesian, namely, d, pada and dalam - roughly corresponding to the English 'on, in, at'. Discussing a range of quite subtle meanings and uses of these prepositions in different types of discourse (or genre), it provides a complete descriptive account of prepositional meanings that reflects more closely the range of actual uses by speakers in spoken and written discourses. It addresses important semantic and pragmatic issues including polysemy, sense distinction, conceptual and non-conceptual aspects of preposition use, borrowing and semantic change, context and inferences. The issue of preposition alternation, which has received little attention in previous studies, is discussed in terms of the interplay between overlaps in the semantic range and pragmatic as well as discourse-related factors. This book will be an important book for students and researchers of Indonesian in particular, and those who are interested in semantics and pragmatics in general.
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Meaning inference and discourse
Expressing generality and specificity with di
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abstract concept abstract Landmarks acceptable akan atas bagian bahasa Indonesia bawah bekerja Chaer chapter Classical Malay compound form construed dalam inside dapat datang denotes directional meanings duduk entity example expository discourse expressed extension form di dalam functional genre hari her/his Hikayat Inderaputera Hikayat Seri Rama human Landmarks Ikat implicatures Indonesian interchangeability interpretation Jakarta kaki kata Kebumen kemudian kepada kita Landmark type Lapoliwa LOC inside locational noun luar lycopene Malay masukkan meanings of dalam meanings of pada medium meja mentioned mereka narrative notion occur pada and dalam Padai person phrasal verbs place/position polysemy pragmatic preposition procedural discourse Ramlan refer relation ruang rumah S/he Sanskrit saya sense sentence shown space spatial meanings speaker specific spoken substituted sudah suggests sujud Sukab surface tahun tempat temporal terjadi three-dimensional three-dimensional space Total tokens Trajector tubuh tumpeng utterance verb waktu words Written procedural text