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Artistic and Rhetorical Patterns in Quechua Legendary Texts

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ISBN-10: 1556712448

ISBN-13: 9781556712449

Edition: 2010

Authors: Agot Bergli

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This book shows the role of specific linguistic structures in the creation of formulaic, artistic patterns in Quechua legendary narratives and explores how the patterns function in relation to concepts such as main event line and other rhetorical structures. The analysis of the texts into artistic patterns is mainly based on Dell Hymes's criteria; thus "pattern numbers," initial connectives and evidential markers play an important role in the pattern formations. The Quechua texts also show that the switch-reference markers and/or the rotation of subject in general is crucial to the structuring of the texts. The analysis moreover shows how the different patterns discovered are closely tied…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SIL International Publications
Publication date: 1/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Language: English