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Author Mihas, Elena, author

Title Conversational structures of Alto Perené (Arawak) of Peru / Elena Mihas, with the assistance of Gregorio Santos Pérez
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in Language Companion Series ; v. 181
Studies in language companion series.
Contents Preliminaries -- Linguistic resources used for coding participation roles -- Linguistic resources used for coding membership categories -- Organization of focused encounters -- Nonverbal resources deployed by participants in interaction -- Turn-taking -- Repair -- Epistemics -- Language- and culture-specific shaping of interactional practices
Summary Drawing on extensive fieldwork in the research community, the book is a focused exploration of discourse patterns of Alto Perene Arawak, with emphasis on conversational structures. The book's methodological scaffold is based on proposals and insights from multiple research fields, such as comparative conversation analysis, sociology, interactional linguistics, documentary linguistics, anthropological linguistics, and prosodic typology. The interactional patterns of a small Arawak language of Peru are shown to share the common infrastructure reported in the organization of conversation across other languages and cultures. Yet the analysis demonstrates a variety of unique nuances in the organization of interactional behavior of Alto Perene Arawak participants. The peculiarities observed are attributed to the language-specific semiotic resources and participants' orientation to the local cultural norms. The book's structured examination of conversational data of a small indigenous language of South America is anticipated to be of utility to linguistic research on understudied non-Western languages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-340) and index
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Subject Arawak language.
Arawak Indians -- Social life and customs
Conversation analysis -- Peru
Discourse analysis -- Peru
Endangered languages -- Peru
Campa languages -- Peru -- Perene River Valley
Communication and culture -- Peru
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Native American Languages.
Arawak Indians -- Social life and customs
Arawak language
Campa languages
Communication and culture
Conversation analysis
Discourse analysis
Endangered languages
Language and languages
Perene River Valley (Peru) -- Languages
Peru -- Perene River Valley
Form Electronic book
Author Santos Pérez, Gregorio, author
LC no. 2017006536
ISBN 9789027266118