Article published in:Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences
Edited by Rik van Gijn, Jeremy Hammond, Dejan Matić, Saskia van Putten and Ana Vilacy Galucio
[Typological Studies in Language 105] 2014
► pp. 291–308
Repeated dependent clauses in Yurakaré
Yurakaré (isolate, Bolivia) has two constructions, both restricted to narratives, involving repetition of chunks of speech in the form of a dependent clause, marked for switch-reference. In the first construction, tail-head linkage, material from the previous sentence is repeated as a background to the next. The predicate in this repetition is marked for switch-reference. This construction clearly plays a role in structuring information in narratives in several ways. The second construction, called the repeated citation construction, involves a repetition of the predicate of a direct quote, marked with one of the two same-subject markers (realis versus irrealis). I argue that the formal similarities between these constructions relate to discourse-functional similarities, underlining the intimate connection between switch-reference systems and discourse. Keywords: Yurakaré; switch reference; reality status; dependent clauses; tail-head linkage
Published online: 05 March 2014
Van Gijn, Rik.
Van Gijn, Rik & Gipper, Sonja.
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