Verification in Jamamadi Quotations

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Edition:
Online Version
Date:
2008
Date Created:
1976
Publisher:
Associação Internacional de Linguística SIL – Brasil
Publisher Place:
Anápolis - GO
Extent:
14 pages
Abstract:
The verification system is a system of suffixes in Jamamadi verbs. These suffixes obligatorily occur in all final verbs in Jamamadi. They indicate (1) how much responsibility the speaker is willing to take for the information supplied, (2) the speaker's source of information, and (3) evaluations of the material. They also help identify the addressee of a quotation and are the major criterion for distinguishing direct and indirect quotations. Direct quotations are used almost exclusively when the quotation is given in temporal sequence. They are often used to show evaluations, to present proposals and to present events and ideas from the original speaker's viewpoint. Indirect quotations are used almost exclusively when the quotation is taken out of temporal sequence. They are used along with direct quotations to give special emphasis to a particular point.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Brazil
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Subject:
direct and indirect quotations
source of information
speaker responsibility for information
verification suffixes
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Entry Number:
42124