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Les figures du doute en langue dalabon (Australie du Nord)

Ponsonnet, Maia


This article describes a number of linguistic expressions of doubt in the Dalabon language of Northern Australia. Here "doubt" refers to a family of experiences encompassing uncertainty, mistrust, hesitation... I present two important Dalabon verbal roots: njirrk, which builds upon the social paradigm of communication deficit; and kurduh, which anchors the description of doubt within practical situations. Dalabon also encourages the expression of doubt within discourse, thanks to a number of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Societe des Oceanistes (Journal de la societe des oceanistes/Journal societe des oceanistes)
DOI: .4000/jso.6358


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