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Evidential fictive interaction (in Ungarinyin and Russian)

Book Contribution - Chapter

This chapter introduces and examines the notion of ‘evidential fictive participants’ and their grammatical expression in utterances of fictive interaction. It focusses on fictive direct speech constructions and draws on fieldwork and corpus based examples from the Australian Aboriginal language Ungarinyin and Russian ‘new quotatives’ formed with the conjunction tipa ‘like’. After presenting data from these languages it suggests that through the notion of ‘participants’ fictive interaction forms a framework for grammatical typology with both a strong philosophical and analytical foundation which allows for an integrated approach to grammatical categories.
Book: The Conversation Frame: Forms and Functions of Fictive Interaction
Pages: 255 - 275
Publication year:2016