Grammar of viewpoint coordination: a case of Alto Perene Arawaks of Peru

Mihas, Elena (2013) Grammar of viewpoint coordination: a case of Alto Perene Arawaks of Peru. In: Abstracts from the Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory Biennal Conference. pp. 35-36. From: Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory Biennal Conference, 7-8 December 2013, London, UK.

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[Extract] That grammar provides a variety of tools for coordinating intersubjectivities, i.e. interlocutors' points of view, has been acknowledged in contemporary linguistic theory only recently (e.g. Dancygier & Sweetser 2012; Verhagen 2005). By examining systematic uses of the positionally flexible parenthetical devices (also known as proposition modifiers, or stance and affect discourse markers) among the Alto Perené (Arawak) of Peru, this fine-grained analysis demonstrates their critical relevance to viewpoint management. Based on the 2009- 2013 documentary fieldwork data, the study asks the following questions: 1. What is the conventional function of each parenthetical element in connected discourse? 2. How do parentheticals interface with other grammatical elements and constructions on clausal and sentential levels? 3. How do speaker's linguistic choices influence addressee viewpoint?

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