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Domain changes in defining darah (blood): An analysis of communication style in Malay proverbs


Isam, Hishamudin and Abd Mutalib, Mashetoh and Saad, Norma and Mansor, Nasariah (2014) Domain changes in defining darah (blood): An analysis of communication style in Malay proverbs. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 209-214. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

This study focuses on proverbs derived from the keyword for the lexis darah (blood).Data for the study were obtained from sub-corpus data base.The analysis showed that changes have occurred in defining the domain of the keyword for the lexis darah (blood).From the initial [liquid] domain which defines “blood as blood” and “blood symbolizing diseases and colours”, the meanings have expanded to include meanings in [feeling] and [attitude] domains. The changes in the domain provide evidence of refinement and preciseness of the character and mind of the Malays in defining their communication style.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood lexis; liquid domain; feeling domain; attitude domain; corpus linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Hishamudin Isam
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 01:10
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 00:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13023

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