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

Ponsonnet, Maia

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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]

dc.contributor.authorPonsonnet, Maia
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:45:43Z
dc.identifier.issn1760-7256
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/58620
dc.description.abstractThis 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 frequent rhetorical formulas. In none of these three modes of expression is doubt construed as a primarily cognitive experience. This contrasts with the use made of the French words "doute", "douter", essentially defined in reference with the cognitive domain: "Western" culture has indeed based important cultural developments upon this aspect of doubt. This reliance on social, or practical, rather than cognitive paradigms seems characteristic of the Dalabon conceptual landscape.
dc.publisherSociete des Oceanistes
dc.sourceJournal of the Societe des Oceanistes (Journal de la societe des oceanistes/Journal societe des oceanistes)
dc.subjectKeywords: Australian languages; Dalabon; Doubt; Endangered languages; Philosophical anthropology
dc.titleLes figures du doute en langue dalabon (Australie du Nord)
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume132
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor200407 - Lexicography
local.identifier.absfor200405 - Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
local.identifier.absfor200319 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4455832xPUB450
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPonsonnet, Maia, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage151
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage164
local.identifier.doi.4000/jso.6358
local.identifier.absseo959999 - Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absseo950201 - Communication Across Languages and Culture
dc.date.updated2020-11-15T07:22:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78649563807
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