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oai:sil.org:60985

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Title:Discourse functions of demonstratives in eastern Bantu narrative texts
Abstract:Demonstratives are an important feature of many eastern Bantu narrative texts. In addition to a basic tracking use, in which demonstratives are used to refer to different participants in a narrative, at least four additional functions can be identified: specifying the activation status (activated vs. reactivated) of major participants; distinguishing participants with agent semantic roles from those with non-agent semantic roles; distinguishing different kinds of participants and different episodes; and marking key thematic developments. These functions are described for 10 eastern Bantu languages based on analyses of original (i.e. non-translated) narrative texts.
Contributor (author):Nicolle, Steve
Date (W3CDTF):2014
Description:http://elanguage.net/journals/sal/article/view/3840
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60985
Extent:pages 125-144
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60985
Is Part Of:Studies in African Linguistics
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Portland State University
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TD
KE
MZ
TZ
Subject:Bena (Tanzania) language
Kabwa language
Digo language
Fuliiru language
Jita language
Makonde language
Kwaya language
Langi language
Malila language
Suba-Simbiti language
narrative; demonstrative; discourse; Bantu
Subject (ISO639):bez
cwa
dig
flr
jit
kde
kya
lag
mgq
ssc
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description

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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Nicolle, Steve. 2014. Studies in African Linguistics.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_CD country_GB country_KE country_TZ dcmi_Text iso639_bez iso639_cwa iso639_dig iso639_eng iso639_flr iso639_jit iso639_kde iso639_kya iso639_lag iso639_mgq iso639_ssc olac_language_description

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Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoKenyaTanzania
Area: Africa


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