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    Rapport to Fit In—Rapport to Stand Out
    Ewing, MC ; Goebel, Z (Oxford, 2021-01-21)
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    Reiterative construction of narrative: A storytelling device from Javanese conversation
    EWING, M (J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2016)
    Using Ochs & Capp’s (2001) ve dimensions of narrative, I analyse small stories that emerge during informal conversation among Javanese speakers. Of particu- lar interest are the dimensions of Linearity, Tellership and Moral Stance. While many of these narratives are organised in chronological order, nearly half emerge from their conversational context non-chronologically. e primary organising strategy found among the non-chronological narratives is repetition combined with elaboration. I call this pattern of narrative organisation reiterative storytell- ing. While reiterative storytelling may not be unique to Javanese, it is pervasive and particularly characteristic of Javanese interactional style. Reiterative story- telling is shown to support the co-constructed development of both narrative and evaluative detail and thus to provide a way for interlocutors to forefront the social motivations behind particular storytelling events.
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    Pragmatic uses of demonstratives in Cirebon Javanese conversation
    EWING, MC (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Atmajaya Catholic University, 2014)
    This study examines demonstratives in the variety of Javanese spoken in the region of Cirebon, on the north coast of the province of West Java. After introducing the demonstrative paradigms found in Cirebon Javanese, this study analyses their functional distribution in conversational discourse based on the taxonomy of demonstrative functions presented in Diessel (1999). The use of demonstratives with reference to first and second person and the role of demonstratives in conversational interaction is also discussed. Cirebon Javanese has a three-way demonstrative system with a number of variant forms. The medial forms are by far the most frequently occurring demonstratives in the conversational data. The anaphoric function is by far the most common function. The use of demonstratives with personal deictic forms and the importance of demonstratives in managing talk in interaction suggest avenues for further research.
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    Political acts and language revitalization: community and state in Maluku
    Florey, M ; Ewing, MC (Pacific Linguistics Publishers, 2010)
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    Colloquial Indonesian
    Ewing, MC ; ADELAAR, KA ; HIMMELMANN, NP (Routledge, 2004-11-25)
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    Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Identifying clause structure in spoken Javanese
    EWING, MC (Benjamins - John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2005)
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    Hierarchical constituency in conversational language - The case of Cirebon Javanese
    Ewing, MC (JOHN BENJAMINS B V PUBL, 2005-01-01)
    This study investigates the role of constituency in structuring clauses during spoken interaction. It examines transitive clauses in a corpus of conversational Javanese. Do clauses unfold in a flat structure as each element is produced in real-time, or is there evidence of a hierarchical structure among constituents? By looking at adjacency in the production of clausal elements, with prosody as the key to understanding how speakers organize linguistic elements into larger groups, evidence is found for the emergence of a verb phase structure within clauses of lower discourse transitivity, but a lack of hierarchical structure in clauses of higher discourse transitivity.