Participant reference in Ramoaaina

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Date:
1997
Date Created:
1997
Extent:
20 pages
Abstract:
This paper looks at the various reference forms used in the Ramoaaina language and the reasons for the choice of a particular form. A theory is proposed that a speaker chooses a low level reference form unless this would cause ambiguity. This theory is evaluated in regard to the reference forms used in Ramoaaina to establish and maintain identity of a participant. The use of reference forms for highlighting a participant is also investigated.
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Country:
Papua New Guinea
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Subject:
Participant reference
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Entry Number:
43836