A Study of First Person Singular Pronouns in Malay Child Language

NOOR, Petani Mohd (2013) A Study of First Person Singular Pronouns in Malay Child Language. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Abstract

Key words: First Person Singular Pronouns, Malay Child Language ABSTRACT This study had been carried out in order to investigate the first person singular pronouns used by children in Malay. In this language, the most prominent first person singular pronouns are "saya" and "aku". However, for kids, the usage of these pronouns sometimes has been substituted by other pronouns. This research used a comedy drama entitled "Lontong" as a text to seek for the findings. The results showed that besides "saya" and "aku", children also use "kita" as well as their own names as the first person singular pronouns. In terms of politeness, using names is considered as the most humble way, followed by "kita" and "saya". Hence, using "aku" is deemed as impolite. Nevertheless, it is not unusual to see "aku" used by kids among their close friends.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 13:00
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 13:00
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1907

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