Tense and Aspect in Madurese: Projecting Davies’ work on Grammar of Madurese

Irham, Irham and Zainur, Rofiq (2015) Tense and Aspect in Madurese: Projecting Davies’ work on Grammar of Madurese. Presented at International Conference on Social Science Studies, 18-20 May 2017, London.

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Typologically, the Madurese language is classified as the member of western Austronesian language family, including its closest relative Javanese language (cf. Davies 1999 and Robson 1992). Several scholars (Kiliaan, 1897; Stevens, 1965) have investigated Madurese language for the last few decades. One of the most recent works that vigorously elucidates Madurese language is Davies’ (2010) Grammar of Madurese. Nonetheless, the notion of aspect and tense that we believe to some extent play important role in communication and understanding the language are not exhaustively covered. Given the fact that Madurese tense and aspect are not rigidly morphological sense, rather they are marked in terms of suffix (e.g., “-a”) or temporal adverb (e.g., “lagghu’”) to denote future (Davies, 2010). However, some other tense and aspect markings are not delineated in Davies’ (2010). For instance, the use of temporal ghik, which mostly functions as progressive marking in Davies (2010) can express future when combined with –a (ghik + word + a). Therefore, the present paper aims to extend and substantiate some other marking features pertaining to tense and aspect in Madurese derived from diverse samples residing in different area on the Island.

Item Type: Seminar and Workshop
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) > 20040802 Morphology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Irham Irham
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 09:10


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