Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse

Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521415156
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/03/1993
Series: Cambridge Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series , #15
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Introduction Jane H. Hill and Judith T. Irvine; 1. Intentions, self, and responsibility: an essay in Samoan ethnopragmatics Alessandro Duranti; 2. Meaning without intention: lessons from divination John W. Du Bois; 3. Seneca speaking styles and the location of authority Wallace Chafe; 4. Obligations to the word: ritual speech, performance, and responsibility: verbal abuse in a Wolof village Judith T. Irvine; 6. 'Get outa my face': entitlement and authoritative discouse Amy Shuman; 7. Reported speech and affect on Nukulaelae Atoll Niko Besnier; 8. Disclaimers of performance Richard Bauman; 9. Mrs. Patricio's trouble: the distribution of responsibility in an account of personal experience Jane H. Hill and Ofelia Zepeda; 10. The grammaticalization of responsibility and evidence: interactional manipulation of evidential categories in Newari Edward H. Bendix; 11. Evidentiary standards for American trials: just the facts Susan U. Philips; 12. Recollections of fieldwork conversations, or authorial difficulties in anthropological writing Tullio Maranhão; References; Index of subjects; Index of names.

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