ERIC Number: ED125245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The "Ada" Verb of Being in Bahasa Malaysia. Colorado Research in Linguistics, No. 4.
This paper examines the various syntactic and semantic functions of the "ada" verb of "being" in Malay. The claim is made that there is an abstract uppermost "ada" in the underlying structure of Malay sentences that asserts or denies the truth of the surface main clause. A further claim is made that the "ada" of the uppermost sentence is identical to the "ada" of location and possession, the difference in meaning arising from the distinction in sentence structures in which the "ada" verb appears. Two informants were used in the study, one from Selangor State and one from Malacca State. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Dept. of Linguistics.