Quechua, linguistics, Deictic Selves
This article clarifies the perspectival, deictic nature of evidentiality in Pastaza Quichua, a dialect of Quechua spoken in Amazonian Ecuador. I examine the discourse patterning of what have been called the direct and in direct experience morphemes and argue that a source-based characterization of these morphemes cannot be supported by the data. Using insights from liana Mushin's notion of epistemological stance, I outline the Quechua evidential system, identifying perspectives that may be divided into three main categories: the speaking self of a speech event, the speaking self of a narrated event, and a variety of stances that may categorized by a quality of "otherness."
Original Publication Citation
“Deictic selves and others in Pastaza Quichua utterances” Anthropological Linguistics, volume 50, number 1.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nuckolls, Janis B., "Deictic Selves and Others in Pastaza Quichua Evidential Usage" (2008). Faculty Publications. 6316.
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