L1 Processing of familiar Malay Idiomatic Phrases

Radina, Mohd Deli and Rosnah, Mustafa and Monaliza, Sarbini-Zin and Siti Marina, Kamil and Hamidah, Abdul Wahab (2014) L1 Processing of familiar Malay Idiomatic Phrases. In: Prosiding Seminar Antarabangsa Psikolinguistik III (SEAPSIL III) 2014, 2014. (Unpublished)


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Psycholinguistic research in the area of figurative language processing has been carried out tremendously over the past few decades particularly involving idioms in the English language and other European languages. According to Cooper (1999), the meaning of an idiomatic expression does not always come from meaning of its individual components. For instance, in the idiom to kick the bucket, none of the individual words contribute to the actual idiom meaning to die. In Malay language, a figurative phrase that is similar in notion to an ‘idiom’ in English is known as Simpulan Bahasa (Charteris-Black, 2003). The unique characteristic of idiomatic phrases as having ‘fixed’ meanings different from their single words components has prompted the research into first language (L1) and second language (L2) processing of figurative phrases or sentences. Various models, thus, have been developed contesting issues of compositionality in idiom comprehension (Bobrow & Bell, 1973; Swinney & Cutler, 1979), modular versus parallel views on processing (Cacciari & Tabossi, 1988; Tittone & Connine, 1999) and literality against non-literality (Gibbs, 1980, 1986), amongst other things.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay Idiomatic Phrases, languages, psycholinguistics, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Language Studies (rebranded to FLSCS in 2015)
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 06:35
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 06:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10035

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