Arguments and information management in Inuktitut

  • Research on a variety of structurally different languages suggests that information is assigned to grammatical form in way of preferred representations of arguments. These preferences can be captured by four interacting constraints which are based on the analysis of spoken and written discourse. These constraints represent measurable discourse preferences: pragmatically unmarked utterances seem to follow them blindly and widely. Consequently, the preferences motivating these constraints seem to represent the default structuring of discourse in immediate relation to elementary grammatical form. Discourse is no longer viewed as acting upon grammatical form, but as being ‘grammatical’ itself.

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Author:Elke NowakGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 15th Inuit Studies Conference, Paris 2006
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2006
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/09/28
GND Keyword:Inuktitut
Page Number:13
First Page:1
Last Page:13
Source:Proceedings of the 15th Inuit Studies Conference, Paris 2006 ;
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht