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Title:Comparative Study of Eastern Bantu Narrative Texts
Abstract:This study of narrative texts from twelve Bantu languages spoken in eastern Africa reveals a number of discourse-level similarities together with previously undescribed differences. Discourse features investigated include the characteristics of different episodes, inter-clausal and inter-sentential connectives, participant reference (including the use of independent pronouns and demonstratives), tense and aspect, movement expressions (such as itive and ventive markers), information structure, adverbial and relative clauses, and reported speech. Of particular note are variations between the languages concerning the discourse functions of demonstratives and the expression of topic and focus, and evidence of a linguistic cycle affecting quotative markers in reported speech.
Contributor (author):Nicolle, Steve
Date (W3CDTF):2015
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/61479
Extent:87 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/61479
http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/61479
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 2015-003
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TD
KE
MZ
TZ
Subject:Bena (Tanzania) language
Kabwa language
Digo language
Koti language
Fuliiru language
Jita language
Makonde language
Kwaya language
Langi language
Malila language
Suba-Simbiti language
Mwani language
Bantu languages; demonstratives; discourse; information structure; narrative; quotatives; tense; aspect
Subject (ISO639):bez
cwa
dig
eko
flr
jit
kde
kya
lag
mgq
ssc
wmw
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description

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Citation: Nicolle, Steve. 2015. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2015-003.
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Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoKenyaMozambiqueTanzania
Area: Africa


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