Recapitulative linkage in Mavea

Guerin, Valerie (2019) Recapitulative linkage in Mavea. In: Guerin, Valerie, (ed.) Bridging Constructions. Studies in Diversity Linguistics, 24 . Language and Science Press, Berlin, Germany, pp. 207-238.

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Abstract

This chapter concentrates on recapitulative linkage in Mavea, an Oceanic language of Vanuatu. I present the formal characteristics of recapitulative linkage and assess its discourse functions in two texts: a procedural text and a legend. Recapitulative linkage is compared to verbal repetition, another productive discourse strategy in Oceanic languages. I show that recapitulative linkage in Mavea is identified through a constellation of features. Syntactically, it is an instance of main clause coordination; prosodically it is marked with continuation intonation; semantically,it indicates temporal succession; and in discourse, it signals thematic continuity or rhetorical underlining.

Item ID: 58104
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-96110-142-9
ISSN: 2363-5568
Keywords: Mavea, recapitulative linkage,
Copyright Information: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 04:34
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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