The Referential Uses of Demonstratives in Kerinci Malay, Indonesia

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Title The Referential Uses of Demonstratives in Kerinci Malay, Indonesia
 
Creator Ernanda, Ernanda
 
Subject referential uses; demonstrative; Kerinci; Malay
 
Description Demonstratives are pervasive and ubiquitous in every human language. This study explores further evidence from Kerinci, a Malayic sub-variety spoken in Sumatra, Indonesia. It highlights the referential uses of the Kerinci proximal demonstratives ineh/neh ‘this’ and the distal demonstrative itoh/toh ‘that’. It is based on a corpus containing eight hours of recordings. The basic indexical functions of demonstratives within the referential domain are sketched from three perspectives, namely syntactic contexts, deictic expressions, and pragmatic uses. In light of the evidence presented, this study supports the most accepted principle that demonstratives are universal. However, this research also suggests that the form, use, and meaning of the Kerinci demonstratives are language-specific as presented in this paper. 
 
Publisher Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia Universitas Andalas
 
Contributor
 
Date 2020-10-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://arbitrer.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/arbitrer/article/view/207
10.25077/ar.7.2.118-127.2020
 
Source JURNAL ARBITRER; Vol 7, No 2 (2020); 118-127
2550-1011
2339-1162
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://arbitrer.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/arbitrer/article/view/207/146
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Ernanda Ernanda
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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