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Chapter 8. Studying Dena'ina discourse markers: Evidence from elicitation and narrative

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dc.contributor.authorLovick, Olga Charlotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T01:16:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T01:16:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationLovick, Olga Charlotte. 2010. Studying Dena'ina discourse markers: Evidence from elicitation and narrative. In Andrea L. Berez, Jean Mulder, & Daisy Rosenblum (eds.), Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 173-202. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8248-3530-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4455-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is concerned with discourse markers in Dena’ina Athabascan. One problem for transcribers and translators of Dena’ina texts is the great number of particles (i.e., words that cannot be inflected) that, according to speaker judgments “have no meaning” or “mean something else in every sentence.” This suggests that these particles are discourse markers, whose function is to relate discourse units to each other and to the discourse as a whole. The paper contrasts two different forms of linguistic inquiry: direct inquiry in the field, by elicitation of meaning and function of the discourse markers, and indirect inquiry, by study of a corpus of Dena’ina narratives. While elicitation is helpful in obtaining an initial gloss for the discourse markers, it is shown that only the study of texts will give us insight into the function of such particles and allows us to understand the important differences between particles that, on first sight, appear to be synonymous.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent30 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLD&C Special Publication 2en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licenseen_US
dc.subjectdiscourse markeren_US
dc.subjectDena'inaen_US
dc.subjectAthabaskanen_US
dc.subjectelicitationen_US
dc.subjectnarrativeen_US
dc.subjectcorpusen_US
dc.titleChapter 8. Studying Dena'ina discourse markers: Evidence from elicitation and narrativeen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
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