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Author Englebretson, Robert.
Title Searching for structure : the problem of complementation in colloquial Indonesian conversation / Robert Englebretson.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, [2003]

Series Studies in discourse and grammar ; v. 13
Studies in discourse and grammar ; v. 13.
Subject Indonesian language -- Discourse analysis.
Indonesian language -- Complement.
Indonesian language -- Semantics.
Indonesian language -- Verb.
Description 1 online resource (x, 205 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and indexes.
Contents Searching for Structure; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Preliminaries; Chapter 2. Juxtaposed clauses; Chapter 3. Complementizers in context: An analysis of bahwa; Chapter 4. Verbs in series; Chapter 5. Epistemic -nya constructions; Chapter 6. Conclusion; References; Appendices; Name index; Subject index; The series STUDIES IN DISCOURSE AND GRAMMAR.
Summary 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 e.
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ISBN 9789027296726 (electronic bk.)
9027296723 (electronic bk.)
9027226237 (EUR ; alk. paper)
9789027226235 (EUR ; alk. paper)
1588113671 (US ; alk. paper)
9781588113672 (US ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 302169098
Additional Format Print version: Englebretson, Robert. Searching for structure. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2003 9027226237 9789027226235 (DLC) 2002043615 (OCoLC)51152734