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Speech levels, social predicates and pragmatic structure in Balinese: A lexical approach

Arka, I Wayan


This paper will account for the interaction between syntax and semantics/ pragmatics in the speech styles of Balinese. The analysis makes use of an explicit representation that accounts for the co-occurrence restrictions on linguistic expressions which are imposed by social information associated with the speech-level system. It is proposed that social information be treated in terms of social predicates and modelled using LFG-style parallel structures. The social predicates are contained in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Pragmatics


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