Emblematic codeswitching represented in fiction: The case of the Malay discourse markers lah, what, ah

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Mohammad Fadzeli Bin Jaafar

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In this study, I will discuss the usage and functions of -lah in written discourse. For this purpose I have chosen a short passage from a short story written by Siew Yue Killingley.' It is the assumption of this study that -lah carries several different functions, such as softening, confirming, emphasising, parsing, intensifying, and expressing.

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JAAFAR, Mohammad Fadzeli Bin. Emblematic codeswitching represented in fiction: The case of the Malay discourse markers lah, what, ah. Journal of Modern Languages, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 41-58, dec. 1999. ISSN 2462-1986. Available at: <https://jml.um.edu.my/article/view/3534>. Date accessed: 05 apr. 2020.
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