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Focus in Manado Malay: Grammar, particles, and intonation (review)

Focus in Manado Malay: Grammar, particles, and intonation (review) Ruben Stoel. 2005. Focus in Manado Malay: Grammar, particles, and intonation. Leiden: CNWS Publications. 281 pp. ISBN: 905789-101-8. 27.60, paper. Manado Malay is a language spoken primarily in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, deriving its name from the provincial capital of Manado. Developed from a variety of Malay that originated in the Moluccas hundreds of years ago as a language of trade (Adelaar and Prentice 1996), today Manado Malay is spoken as a first language by most residents in the urban centers of Manado and Bitung and throughout much of the Minahasan region. It is also widely spoken as a second language in the Sangir-Talaud and Bolaang Mongondow regions, as well as the neighboring province of Gorontalo, and thus serves as the lingua franca for a large area, encompassing perhaps as many as two million first- and second-language speakers. Despite the large population of speakers and long-held importance of the language in the region, there has been relatively little work on the grammar of Manado Malay (see references in Collins 1996). As with many Malay varieties of Indonesia, when Manado Malay is discussed it is usually referenced in relation to standard Indonesian--the language used by the government, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Focus in Manado Malay: Grammar, particles, and intonation (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 47 (2) – Jan 24, 2009

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Ruben Stoel. 2005. Focus in Manado Malay: Grammar, particles, and intonation. Leiden: CNWS Publications. 281 pp. ISBN: 905789-101-8. 27.60, paper. Manado Malay is a language spoken primarily in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, deriving its name from the provincial capital of Manado. Developed from a variety of Malay that originated in the Moluccas hundreds of years ago as a language of trade (Adelaar and Prentice 1996), today Manado Malay is spoken as a first language by most residents in the urban centers of Manado and Bitung and throughout much of the Minahasan region. It is also widely spoken as a second language in the Sangir-Talaud and Bolaang Mongondow regions, as well as the neighboring province of Gorontalo, and thus serves as the lingua franca for a large area, encompassing perhaps as many as two million first- and second-language speakers. Despite the large population of speakers and long-held importance of the language in the region, there has been relatively little work on the grammar of Manado Malay (see references in Collins 1996). As with many Malay varieties of Indonesia, when Manado Malay is discussed it is usually referenced in relation to standard Indonesian--the language used by the government,

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 24, 2009

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