Exploring Kogi epistemic marking in interactional elicitation tasks: A report from the field

Knuchel, Dominique Liza (2020). Exploring Kogi epistemic marking in interactional elicitation tasks: A report from the field (Submitted). Folia Linguistica Mouton de Gruyter

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This paper discusses the use of epistemic marking in three stimuli-based, interactional elicitation tasks that have been conducted with speakers of Kogi, a Chibchan language of Colombia. The type of epistemic marking prominent in Kogi grammar belongs to the relatively recently proposed category of engagement, which is concerned with signaling shared vs. non-shared access to a discourse object between the speech act participants. This is manifested on the one hand in an (ad)nominal demonstrative that is licensed by shared visual or cognitive access to a referent, and on the other hand, in a set of verbal prefixes that reflect (a)symmetries in access to states of affairs. The employed methods include a matcher-director task in which participants instruct their interlocutors to rebuild an arrangement of objects, a matching game in which participants must detect the differences between photographs through verbal negotiation, and a collaborative story-building and -telling task. In addition to the description of the materials and procedures, the tasks are discussed with regard to the occurrence of engagement forms in the obtained data.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics > Applied Linguistics
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Knuchel, Dominique Liza

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

0165-4004

Publisher:

Mouton de Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dominique Liza Knuchel

Date Deposited:

15 Jun 2020 13:28

Last Modified:

15 Jun 2020 13:28

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139319

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