Solega defenestration : Underspecified perspective shift in an unwritten Dravidian language

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Si , A & Spronck , S 2019 , ' Solega defenestration : Underspecified perspective shift in an unwritten Dravidian language ' , Pragmatics , vol. 29 , no. 2 , pp. 277-301 . https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.18048.si

Title: Solega defenestration : Underspecified perspective shift in an unwritten Dravidian language
Author: Si, Aung; Spronck, Stef
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2019-04-24
Language: eng
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: Pragmatics
ISSN: 1018-2101
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/304933
Abstract: Based on original fieldwork, this paper discusses reported speech and thought constructions in Solega (Dravidian). Following McGregor (1994) we claim that reported speech can only be comprehensively characterised if it is identified as a syntactic construction in its own right, a construction we label a framing construction. In natural discourse, elements of the framing construction, particularly clauses referring to the reporting event, may be left unexpressed. We term framing constructions without a matrix clause ‘defenestrated clauses’. While defenestrated clauses in Solega leave perspective shifts underspecified, they include several distinctive strategies that allow us to reconsider the role of morpho-syntactic marking in the expression of perspective shifts. © John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: 6121 Languages
optional marking
quotation
reported speech and Solega (Dravidian)
reported speech
quotation
optional marking
Solega (Dravidian)
QUOTATION
SPEECH
SEMANTICS
THOUGHT
DEIXIS
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