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Switch Reference in Koasati Discourse

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ISBN-10: 0883128136

ISBN-13: 9780883128138

Edition: N/A

Authors: David P. Rising

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Contains a brief sociolinguistic note, a phonological description and a grammar outline of Koasati (Muskogean, TX).
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Book details

List price: $10.00
Publisher: SIL International Publications
Publication date: 7/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 102
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Overview of the Problem and the Solution
The phenomenon of switch reference
Problems in the switch reference account
Exceptional marking on verbs
Distribution of the markers
The larger set of markers containing -k and -n
Frequency of occurrence of some SR markers
A functional approach
Outline of this book
Sociolinguistics and Orthography
A sketch of Koasati social and linguistic conditions
Orthographic matters
Sketch of Koasati phonemes
The syllable -ka
Some Relevant Features of Koasati Grammar
The nature of the rules governing SR
Some fundamental features of Koasati
Parts of speech in Koasati
Subject in Koasati
Verbal morphology
Active and stative verbs
Koasati verbal chains
Koasati Continuity Marking
-k and -n on nouns: Markers of information type
New information marked by -n in object slot
New information marked by -n in subject slot
Old information marked by -k in object slot
Relationship of case and information flow
-k and -n on verbs: Markers of [actual symbols not reproducible]
Linking -k and -n to ommi
Anomalous -k and -n between verbs
-k and -n on nouns and verbs in terms of [actual symbols not reproducible]
Spectrum, -Fooka, and Switch Reference
The concept of spectrum and -fooka
The concept of spectrum
Morphology and semantics of -fooka
The discourse function of -fooka: Spectrum
A Koasati text
A translation indicating spectrum
Discussion of text
[actual symbols not reproducible] marking and -fooka
Some reflections