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Plural & comitative-inclusory expressions in Indonesian languages

Plural and comitative-inclusory expressions in Indonesian languages:

From morphosyntax to socio-pragmatics


In this talk, I discuss the morphosyntax and socio-pragmatics of plural expressions in the Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia. In the first part of the talk, I will focus on the implications of number systems with respect to the rich expressions of comitative-inclusory constructions (CICs) in typologically different languages of Indonesia. CICs express heterogeneous plurality of participants with reference to groups (cf. Daniel and Moravcsik 2005). Contributing to the existing typological-theoretical studies on this topic and related issues, such as coordination (Corbett 1996, Moravcsik 2003, Lichtenberk 2000, Dalrymple and Kaplan 2000, Singer 2001, Haspelmath 2004, Daniel and Moravcsik 2005, Stolz et al. 2006, Sadler and Nordlinger 2010), I present fresh empirical evidence of the salient typological properties of morphosemantic number and plural expressions in Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia. The evidence suggests that the number systems in these languages are morphosemantic in nature, allowing direct access to semantic number without the surface syntactic constraints seen in English-type morphosyntactic number systems. In the second part of the talk, I discuss the broader issues in the socio-pragmatics of plurality and comitative-inclusory expressions in the complex dynamics of multicultural/multilingual Indonesia (e.g., implicit categories of inclusion/exclusion such expressions and language use create, not only within but also between ethno-linguistic groups).


References

Corbett, Greville G. 1996. "Associative forms in a typology of number systems: evidence from Yup'ik." Journal of Linguistics 31:1-17.

Dalrymple, Mary, and Ronald M. Kaplan. 2000. "Feature indeterminacy and feature resolution." Language 76 (4):759-798.

Daniel, Michael, and Edith Moravcsik. 2005. "Associative plurals." In World atlas of language structures, edited by Matthew Dryer, Martin Haspelmath, David Gil and Bernard Comrie, 150-153. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haspelmath, Martin. 2004. "Coordinating constructions: an overview." In Coordinating constructions (Typological Studies in Language, 58), edited by Martin Haspelmath, 3-39. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Lichtenberk, Frantisek. 2000. "Inclusory pronominals." Oceanic Linguistics, 39 (1):1-32.

Moravcsik, Edith. 2003. "A semantic analysis of associative plurals." Studies in Language 27 (3):469-503.

Sadler, Louisa, and Rachel Nordlinger. 2010. "Nominal juxtaposition in Australian languages: An LFG analysis." Journal of Linguistics 46 (02):415-452.

Singer, Ruth. 2001. The inclusory construction in Australian languages, University of Melbourne.

Stolz, Thomas , Cornelia Stroh, and Aina Urdze. 2006. On Comitatives and Related Categories: a typological study with special focus on the languages of Europe. Vol. 33. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

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Organised by English Department, Faculty of Arts, Udayana University

25 July 2020, 11.00-12.30 WITA

From morphosyntax to socio-pragmatics

Abstract

Plural and comitative-inclusory expressions in Indonesian languages:

From morphosyntax to socio-pragmatics


In this talk, I discuss the morphosyntax and socio-pragmatics of plural expressions in the Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia. In the first part of the talk, I will focus on the implications of number systems with respect to the rich expressions of comitative-inclusory constructions (CICs) in typologically different languages of Indonesia. CICs express heterogeneous plurality of participants with reference to groups (cf. Daniel and Moravcsik 2005). Contributing to the existing typological-theoretical studies on this topic and related issues, such as coordination (Corbett 1996, Moravcsik 2003, Lichtenberk 2000, Dalrymple and Kaplan 2000, Singer 2001, Haspelmath 2004, Daniel and Moravcsik 2005, Stolz et al. 2006, Sadler and Nordlinger 2010), I present fresh empirical evidence of the salient typological properties of morphosemantic number and plural expressions in Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia. The evidence suggests that the number systems in these languages are morphosemantic in nature, allowing direct access to semantic number without the surface syntactic constraints seen in English-type morphosyntactic number systems. In the second part of the talk, I discuss the broader issues in the socio-pragmatics of plurality and comitative-inclusory expressions in the complex dynamics of multicultural/multilingual Indonesia (e.g., implicit categories of inclusion/exclusion such expressions and language use create, not only within but also between ethno-linguistic groups).


References

Corbett, Greville G. 1996. "Associative forms in a typology of number systems: evidence from Yup'ik." Journal of Linguistics 31:1-17.

Dalrymple, Mary, and Ronald M. Kaplan. 2000. "Feature indeterminacy and feature resolution." Language 76 (4):759-798.

Daniel, Michael, and Edith Moravcsik. 2005. "Associative plurals." In World atlas of language structures, edited by Matthew Dryer, Martin Haspelmath, David Gil and Bernard Comrie, 150-153. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haspelmath, Martin. 2004. "Coordinating constructions: an overview." In Coordinating constructions (Typological Studies in Language, 58), edited by Martin Haspelmath, 3-39. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Lichtenberk, Frantisek. 2000. "Inclusory pronominals." Oceanic Linguistics, 39 (1):1-32.

Moravcsik, Edith. 2003. "A semantic analysis of associative plurals." Studies in Language 27 (3):469-503.

Sadler, Louisa, and Rachel Nordlinger. 2010. "Nominal juxtaposition in Australian languages: An LFG analysis." Journal of Linguistics 46 (02):415-452.

Singer, Ruth. 2001. The inclusory construction in Australian languages, University of Melbourne.

Stolz, Thomas , Cornelia Stroh, and Aina Urdze. 2006. On Comitatives and Related Categories: a typological study with special focus on the languages of Europe. Vol. 33. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

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