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Chapter 10. Revisiting the source: Dependent verbs in Sierra Popoluca (Mixe-Zoquean)

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dc.contributor.authorBoudreault, Lyndaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T01:19:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T01:19:34Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationBoudreault, Lynda. 2010. Revisiting the source: Dependent verbs in Sierra Popoluca (Mixe-Zoquean). In Andrea L. Berez, Jean Mulder, & Daisy Rosenblum (eds.), Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 223-261. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8248-3530-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4457-
dc.description.abstractSierra Popoluca (SP) is a Mixe-Zoquean language, spoken by about 28,000 individuals in southern Veracruz, Mexico. The objectives of this paper are (1) to explore the structures of dependent verb constructions in SP and the contexts in which they occur and (2) to highlight the stages in which data is gathered and the interplay between text collection, elicitation, and analysis. SP is an ergative, polysynthetic, head-marking language. It has five dependent verb construction types. Early analyses suggested that dependent verbs were non-finite, nominalized forms. Further research indicated that the verbs are components in complex predicates that share inflection for aspect/mood, person, and number. Implicated in the analysis of these constructions are: the prosodic system; the alignment system, which is hierarchically driven with split ergativity; and the number system, also hierarchically driven. The teasing apart of the various grammatical features led to a multi-step process of analyzing and collecting data. By looking at a complex grammatical structure, this paper highlights the interdependency of corpus building, text analysis, and elicitation and the strategies used to negotiate between naturally occurring speech, in which data may be obscured by phonology, and elicited data, which frequently produces periphrastic constructions or alternative utterance types.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent39 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.subjectdependent verben_US
dc.subjectSierra Popolucaen_US
dc.subjectMixe-Zoqueanen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectcorpusen_US
dc.subjecttext analysisen_US
dc.subjectelicitationen_US
dc.titleChapter 10. Revisiting the source: Dependent verbs in Sierra Popoluca (Mixe-Zoquean)en_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
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