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Edisi : Vol.1, No.1 (2012)
Judul : SPACE LEXICALIZED: ITS LINGUISTIC IMPACTS IN ENGLISH AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EFL LEARNING
Penulis : ACHMAD EFENDI
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Abstract: Our sense of space like our sense of time is part of our expe-riential universals.  However the incorporation of space into words dif-fers across languages.  This paper following Slobin (1996) but pushing further and dwelling deeper argues that “space” is lexicalized in English but not in Indonesian.  English encodes the sense of location and direction into adverbialparticles producing language-specific expressions. Together with prepositions adverbial particles also combine with simple verbs producing phrasal verbs and making a highly familiar verb such as go expand itself into a huge range of meanings. Furthermore the unique syntactic behavior of phrasal verbs is assumed to be the motivation for the phenomenon of “prepositional stranding” in English. The enormous presence of adverbial particles in English and their absence in Indonesian could be problematic for Indonesian EFL learners.  This problem seen from an outward perspective is known as a classical problem predictable through Contrastive Analysis; but seen from an inward perspective it is in fact a deep-seated problem of restructuring thought pattern initially shaped by the acquisition of Indonesian as L1 during childhood.

Kata Kunci : Key words: “space” lexicalization adverbial particles phrasal verbs learning problem contrastive analysis restructuring thought pattern.
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