International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Linguistics | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


Deixis in Ambonese Malay

Prihe Slamatin Letlora [2] | La Ode Achmad Suherman


Abstract: Ambonese Malay as one of the Austronesian language in Indonesia has shown so many deixis inside and it is varied. This study aimed to explain qualitatively kinds of deixis which usually used by Ambonese in their everyday communication. It is indicated that there are kinds of deixis appeared they are 1) Personal deixis such as beta as first person singular, katong as first person plural, ale as second person singular, kamong as second person plural, Caca, abang, bu, usi, akang, antua as third person singular, and there is also dorang as third person plural. The 3rd person singular antua (and angtua, ontua, ongtua) is also a modifier of head nominals in a phrase, thereby adding an aspect of deference, 2) place deixis such as Tu, Ni, Sana, Kasana, Kamari, Kasitu, 3) time deixis such as Oras, Beso-beso, Minggu Muka, Kamareng dolo, Eso lusa, Tula, 4) discourse deixis such as tu, brikut, sini, mina, 5) social deixis such as Bapa Raja, Tuang Guru.


Keywords: words, referent, discourse, context


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,


Pages: 343 - 346


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