Participant reference in Kuot narrative

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Date Created:
1999
Extent:
37 pages
Abstract:
This study accepts the premise that semantically defined boundaries (based upon the notions time, place, action, and participants) exist in texts; and, it goes on to demonstrate that in Kuot narratives a hierarchy of referential forms (or coding points) exists such that the application (or non-application) of certain referential forms correlates with the categories major participant, minor participant, and prop. This feature of Kuot discourse is important because it is an indicator of a speaker’s sentiments regarding who the main character of a narrative truly is — possibly contrasting with other less subtle indicators, such as amount of activity by a particular character or number of references made to a particular character.
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:
43884