A Conversational Analysis of Acholi: Structure and Socio-Pragmatics of a Nilotic Language of Uganda (Brill's Studies in Language #25) (Hardcover)

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A Conversational Analysis of Acholi elucidates various interaction strategies for the Nilotic language Acholi. Based on detailed examples, Maren R sch links the structural organization of Acholi conversations to cultural features such as politeness, language socialization and narrations. Despite common claims of universality regarding the structuring of human languages by previous authors, the study shows that some Acholi strategies differ from other languages. The verbal and non-verbal practices displayed give an in-depth insight into speakers' cognitive participation during interaction.
On the basis of in-situ research in Uganda, including the collection of rich audio- and video-material, this volume provides an innovative approach to language documentation and description and constitutes a thorough conversation analytic study of an African language.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004437586
ISBN-10: 9004437584
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 24th, 2020
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Brill's Studies in Language