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The role of sentence type in Ika (Arwako) egophoric marking
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6114-5527
2018 (English)In: Egophoricity / [ed] Simeon Floyd; Elisabeth Norcliffe; Lila San Roque, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018, p. 347-374Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter focuses on the role of sentence type and subject person in accounting for egophoric marking in Ika, an Arwako-Chibchan language spoken in northern Colombia. Egophoric marking in Ika is only found in declarative clauses for which the speaker either assumes the role of epistemic authority, or where the speaker shares this role with the addressee. Interrogatives are treated as non-egophoric with all subject persons, as they do not encode the speaker’s assumptions about possible answers. This restriction, together with ones that pertain to predicate type and temporal frame of reference, point to epistemic/observational access as an important parameter in a system where public acts and personal attributes involving the speaker and/or the addressee are the only ones available for egophoric marking. As a complement to models of dialogical stance-taking (e.g. Du Bois 2007), the notion of “complex epistemic perspective” (see Bergqvist 2016) is introduced to identify which perspective configurations allow for egophoric marking.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. p. 347-374
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Typological studies in language, ISSN 0167-7373 ; 118
Keywords [en]
Egophoric marking, Ika, interrogatives, epistemic marking
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86469DOI: 10.1075/tsl.118.11berISBN: 9789027206992 (print)ISBN: 9789027265548 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86469DiVA, id: diva2:587051
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Sammansatt perspektiv i epistemisk bedömning: en undersökning av intersubjektivitet i språk
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Swedish Research Council, 2011-2274Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved

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