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Reported speech in Ungarinyin: grammar and social cognition in a language of the Kimberley region, Western Australia

Spronck, Stef


This thesis examines a polysemous construction in the North Western Australian language Ungarinyin (Non-Pama Nyungan, Worrorran) that can express reported speech (x says p), reported thought (x thinks p) and reported intentionality (x wants p). Following Rumsey (1982) and McGregor (1994) it refers to this construction as the ‘framing construction’ and details its functions, specific forms, the discourse contexts in which it occurs and alternative expressions the construction alternates...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6c394b1bc12


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