confrence paper, ideophone, Quechua
Ideophones are a class of marked words that are often accompanied by gestures to depict sensory perceptions. Our paper seeks to clarify the interrelations between ideophones and the language-gesture complex through an analysis of a traditional flood story told by 5 different speakers of the Pastaza Quichua dialect spoken in Amazonian Ecuador. Using the typology of depictive gestures outlined by Streeck, we will determine whether there is any significant covariation between depictive gesture type, sensory class, whether visual, auditory, or haptic (involving touch), and a modality distinction we’ve recently identified between speaker internal and speaker external perspective.
Original Publication Citation
“Ideophone-gesture composites: depictive type, sensory class and modality” paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Meetings, Portland, Oregon, January 9, 2015, with Sarah Hatton, Alexander Rice, Tod Swanson and Diana Sun
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nuckolls, Janis B.; Rice, Alexander; Sun, Diana; Hatton, Sarah; and Swanson, Tod, "Ideophone-gesture composites: Depictive type, sensory class, and modality" (2019). Faculty Publications. 6310.
Linguistic Society of America Meetings
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