This work is a quantitative discourse study of referential devices in Yagua, a relatively unstudied language of the Amazon basin. Of particular interest are folktales in which the major participants are matched pairs, and which involve extensive use of direct speech. A major finding is that the indices of "Referential Distance" and "Persistence" quantify distinct functional domains.
Series: University of California Publications in Zoology
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 15th February 1993
Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42