Grammar and Inference in Conversation

Grammar and Inference in Conversation

Identifying Clause Structure in Spoken Javanese

eBook - 2005
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This study analyzes how morphosyntactic structures and information flow characteristics are used by interlocutors in producing and understanding clauses in conversational Javanese, focusing on the Cirebon variety of the language. While some clauses display grammatical mechanisms used to code their structure explicitly and redundantly, many other clauses include few if any of these grammatical resources. These extremes mark a cline between the morphosyntactic and paratactic expression of clauses. The situation is thrown into relief by the frequency of unexpressed referents and conversationalist.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., Ă2005
ISBN: 9789027293909
9027293902
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 276 pages) : illustrations, map

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