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International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
Volume 4, Issue 10, 2017, Page No: 37-46

Verbal Clause in Siladang Language

Purwanto Siwi1,Paitoon M.Chaiyanara2,Eddy Setia3,Masdiana Lubis4

Post-Graduate Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan,Indonesia.

Citation :Purwanto Siwi,Paitoon M.Chaiyanara,Eddy Setia,Masdiana Lubis, Verbal Clause in Siladang Language International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education 2017,4(10) : 37-46


The primary purpose of this study is to determine the characteristics of verbal clause in Siladang language which is used by its native speakers in small scale. This study was conducted in two villages, Sipaga-paga and Aek Banir, and its data was obtained from the help of local people. Respondents indicated their preferences through oral communication; the interviews were recorded on audiotape and videoshooting. This study implies that the clause structure of the Siladang language consists of clause structures with nonverbal and verbal predicates. The first may appear in the forms of clauses with adjectival, nominal, numeral, and prepositional phrase predicates. This language does not have a copulative verbs so these verbs are never appearing in the clauses of nonverbal predicates. Meanwhile, the second may have intransitive,ditransitive, and extended transitive. The results provide some support for the problem identification which was prepared before this study began.

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