Grammar and inference in conversation : identifying clause structure in spoken Javanese /

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Author / Creator:Ewing, Michael C.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 276 pages) : illustrations, map
Series:Studies in discourse and grammar, 0928-8929 ; v. 18
Studies in discourse and grammar ; v. 18.
Subject:Javanese language -- Dialects -- Indonesia -- Cirebon (Kabupaten) -- Grammar.
Javanese language -- Dialects -- Indonesia -- Cirebon (Kabupaten) -- Clauses.
Javanese language -- Dialects -- Indonesia -- Cirebon (Kabupaten) -- Discourse analysis.
Javanese language -- Dialects -- Grammar.
Indonesia -- Cirebon (Kabupaten)
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Notes:Originally presented: as author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Santa Barbara.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and indexes.
In English with examples in Javanese.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: Ewing, Michael C. Grammar and inference in conversation. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2005 9027226288 9789027226280