Abstract

Abstract:

Genre effects on the construction of discourse coherence are investigated through a case study in Yaqui (Uto-Aztecan, northwestern Mexico and in Arizona). Five different discourse factors (referential continuity, finiteness vs. nonfiniteness, information structure, pausing and intonation contours, and discourse markers) are selected in order to compare how they function together to create discourse coherence in two different texts representative of two main discourse genres: monologues (narrative) and dialogues (conversation). Differences between the texts are identified not only for each feature separately but also in terms of correlations between these features.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-6527
Print ISSN
0003-5483
Pages
pp. 250-309
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-22
Open Access
No
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