Third Person Participant Reference and Zero Anaphora in Isthmus Náhuatl

Statement of Responsibility:
Hurst, Christopher
Date:
1993
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.
Part Of Series:
SIL Mexico Workpapers 10
Extent:
pages 54-67
Description:
A discussion of third person participant reference in Isthmus Náhuatl discourse, primarily as it involves clauses marked only with zero anaphora. The author argues that hearers rely primarily upon inference from context in order to track participants. However, the language uses subject-chaining and subject transfer strategies to help disambiguate the majority of cases.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Mexico
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Subject:
Participant reference
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Entry Number:
10910