How what was said was said: Quotation in Hul’q’umi’num’ narrative performance

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Date created: 
2020-07-23
Identifier: 
etd21030
Keywords: 
Salish
Halkomelem
Prosody
Discourse
Pragmatics
Abstract: 

This thesis describes the use of quotation in Hul’q’umi’num’ narratives. Hul’q’umi’num’ is the Island dialect of Halkomelem spoken on the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Quotation varies in form throughout Hul’q’umi’num’ narratives, occurring as indirect quotation or as direct quotation in varying strength of theatricality marked by prosody and style. The variation in form is based on how the representation of the instance of speech contrasts with the surrounding narrative, where markedly different and theatrical quotation signals high points in the discourse.

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Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Nancy Hedberg
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Department of Linguistics
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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