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dc.contributor.authorKhuzaimah Mohamad Yuni
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T03:15:03Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T03:15:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/66057
dc.description.abstractStudies of Malay reduplication have shown that it carries the semantic meaning of plurality, repetition and diversity. This paper examines reduplication in Malay from a pragmatic viewpoint. Parliamentary discourse from the 13th Malaysian parliament was used as a source of data. This paper demonstrates that reduplication contributes to the expression of verbal irony in conversational context. Irony is expressed in reduplicated constructions to function as reminders, an enforcement strategy and a co-operative device. These functions are analysed using the theory of politeness (Brown and Levinson, 1987). It is observed that reduplication can mitigate face-threats and protect the face of speakers. Verbal irony portrayed in reduplication becomes a socially motivated strategy for speakers to present themselves in a certain way in Parliament. These pragmatic uses of reduplication in Malay are comparable to Estonian and Russian reduplication; in all three languages reduplicated and non-reduplicated pairs are equally plausible, yet, their meaning and interpretation differs.en_US
dc.format.extent70 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanitiesen_US
dc.titleOn the expression of verbal irony : pragmatic use of reduplication in Malayen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorFrantišek Kratochvílen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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