Summarizing clauses in Jarawara

Dixon, R.M.W. (2017) Summarizing clauses in Jarawara. Anthropological Linguistics, 59 (1). pp. 105-115.

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Abstract

A common cross-linguistic grammatical process involves repetition. This generally operates at the morphological level, as reduplication, and can carry any of a variety of meanings. In Jarawara repetition operates at the syntactic level. After a fully articulated main clause, can be added a truncated version of it (including just the core components). This has purely semantic effect, indicating that the activity referred to is extended in time. The "summarizing clause" in Jarawara looks a little like "bridging constructions" (also known as "head-tail" or "tail-head" linkage), but it is functionally quite different, playing no role in establishing discourse continuity.

Item ID: 51657
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1944-6527
Keywords: Jarawara, clauses, repetition, bridging constructions
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 00:42
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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