Lumun Narrative Discourse Analysis

Statement of Responsibility:
Stirtz, Timothy M.
Series Issue:
15
Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 15
Extent:
58 pages
Abstract:
This description of narrative discourse in Lumun (Niger-Congo, Kordofanian) is an in-depth look at four texts – a true story, a historical narrative, and two folk tales. Topicalization and clause order are addressed, as well as backgrounding, foregrounding, highlighting, connectors, and participant reference. The foreground clitic and concord particles are key parts of the discourse grammar. Each section concludes with a summary of the grammatical tools available to translators. Much of the terminology used is that of Stephen Levinsohn.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Sudan
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Work Type:
Subject:
Text analysis
Sudan
Discourse analysis
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Entry Number:
42840