From quotative other to quotative self: Evidential usage in Pastaza Quichua
Quichua, narratives, speaker subjectivity
Evidentials in Pastaza Quichua, an Amazonian dialect of Ecuadorian Quechua, are examined and their uses in narratives compared. The novel contribution of this paper is to show, by comparing data from personal experience narratives, that evidentials are used to convey speaker subjectivity, rather than source of information, and that switches between different speaker subjectivities, which may be encoded as ‘selves’ or ‘others’, are particularly evident in passages where momentous, life-changing statuses or interpersonal upheavals are being articulated.
Original Publication Citation
“From Quotative Other to Quotative Self in Pastaza Quichua Evidential Usage” In: Evidentiality in Interaction, Special Issue of Pragmatics and Society 3:2, John Benjamins Press, Amsterdam.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nuckolls, Janis B., "From quotative other to quotative self: Evidential usage in Pastaza Quichua" (2012). Faculty Publications. 6307.
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