Repetition and anaphora as a cohesive device in Eibela discourse

Aiton, Grant (2015) Repetition and anaphora as a cohesive device in Eibela discourse. Language & Linguistics in Melanesia, 33 (2). 3. pp. 35-44.

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Like many languages in Papua New Guinea, narrative discourse structure in Eibela is characterized by extensive repetition and summarization of events as a means of bridging discourse episodes. This type of repitition has been given various labels, including tail-head linkage or bridging linkage. In de Vries (2005) several broad patterns seen in Papuan languages are discussed, including thematic continuity and event sequencing. In Eibela, these two functional roles correspond to two formal strategies of tail-head linkage: summary linkage and recapitulative linkage (Thompson et al. 2007 pp.273-274).

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0023-1959
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 01:10
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