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|Rhetorical Structure of a Kalispel Narrative||Paul D. Kroeber||119|
|"Pachamama is a Spanish word": Linguistic Tension between Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish in Northern Potosí (Bolivia)||Rosaleen Howard-Malverde||141|
|A Preliminary Reconstruction of Proto-Waikurúan with Special Reference to Pronominals and Demonstratives||Verónica G. Ceria and Filomena Sandalo||169|
|Social Motivations for Politeness Behavior in Christian Sermonic Discourse||Alex K. Dzameshie||192|
|Semantic and Lexical Universals: Theory and Empirical Findings (Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka, editors)||Jean-Pierre Koenig||216|
|Language, History, and Identity: Ethnolinguistic Studies of the Arizona Tewa (Paul V. Kroskrity)||Willem J. de Reuse||219|
|Aleut Dictionary / Unangam Tunudgusii: An Unabridged Lexicon of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut Language (Knut Bergsland, compiler)||Michael Fortescue||222|
|We People Here: Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico (James Lockhart, translator and editor)||Stafford Poole||224|
|Perspectives on the Southeast: Linguistics, Archaeology, and Ethnohistory (Patricia B. Kwachka, editor)||Karen M. Booker||226|
|Ararapíkva Creation Stories of the People: Traditional Karuk Indian Literature from Northwestern California (Julian Lang, translator and editor)||Richard Keeling||228|
|The Irish Language in the United States: A Historical, Sociolinguistic, and Applied Linguistic Survey (Thomas W. Ihde, editor)||Steve Coleman||230|
|French Today: Language in Its Social Context (Carol Sanders, editor)||Malcah Yaeger-Dror||232|
|The Languages of Jerusalem (Bernard Spolsky and Robert L. Cooper)||Lawrence Besserman||234|
|Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles (Carmen Silva-Corvalán)||Manuel J. Gutiérrez||236|
|Sibawayh the Phonologist: A Critical Study of the Phonetic and Phonological Theory of Sibawayh as Presented in His Treatise, al-Kitab (A. A. al-Nasir)||Salman H. Al-Ani||239|
|Telephone Conversation (Robert Hopper)||Maria Sifianou||242|
|Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Zdenek Salzmann)||Karl V. Teeter||244|
|Living with Africa (Jan Vansina)||John Hanson||245|
Abstract. Rhetorical devices occurring in a Kalispel text recorded by Hans Vogt are examined. Deployment of quoted speech is seen to be important to the structure and meaning of the narrative: different characters are assigned different amounts of quoted speech; conflicting perspectives on the narrated situation emerge in the speech of various characters; and the speech of the principal character is given prominence through its use as a marker of structurally significant points in the narrative, a prominence also reflected in the use of focusing morphology to foreground that character.
Abstract. This paper explores the interrelationship between the Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish languages in the central highlands of Bolivia today. Starting from the premise that the socio-geographical distribution and patterns of use of these languages can be explained in terms of unequal social, economic, and political power, the paper reviews the macro-sociolinguistic situation in the region and proceeds to a micro-level analysis of mutual phonological and lexical influences. It then questions whether such processes as semantic remodeling by the less powerful, indigenous languages are an effective mode of resistance to lexical interference from Spanish, the more socially dominant tongue.
Abstract. Presented here is the first systematic evidence that supports a genetic relationship between members of the heretofore hypothesized Waikurúan language family, spoken in the Brazilian and Argentinean Chaco area of South America. That evidence, moreover, establishes the existence of two previously hypothesized branches of the family. We provide a reconstruction of the phonology, pronominals, and demonstratives of Proto-Waikurúan as well as demonstrate regular phonological and grammatical correspondences that separate the two branches within the family.
Abstract. This paper examines how face threatening acts (FTAs) are mitigated with politeness strategies (PSs) in Christian sermonic discourse and argues that ministers use PSs as strategic rhetorical moves aimed at achieving their overall discourse goal of gaining favorable hearing for their messages. Focusing on four types of FTAs and nine PSs, the study has found that even though the degrees of mitigation of FTAs vary across church groups, all the ministers make a prudent mix of FTAs and PSs as evidenced by the correlation between the number of FTAs and PSs.
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