Cheyenne Major Constituent Order
Cheyenne narratives exhibit all possible orders for the three major constituents of subject, object, and verb. In this book, the author explores factors that could possibly influence the order of major constituents in Cheyenne narrative. Through the analysis of texts elicited from Cheyenne speakers, she concludes that the newsworthy first principle provides an accounting for alternate constituent order and can be used to predict constituent order. Cheyenne, an Algonquian language, is spoken by Native Americans living in Montana and Oklahoma. The author has done language research with those in Montana since 1975. The theoretical basis of this study comes from her work toward earning a master's degree at the University of Oregon.
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A Typological Perspective
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accessibility hierarchy Algonquian languages allomorph animacy Animated First Principle carries his ax Cheyenne major constituent Cheyenne narrative Cheyenne speakers chicken's neck clause-initially contrast coyote Cruse cumulative references cumulative referential density defined demonstrate direct object discourse English evoked example Fetch video follow the verb frame hearer hetane hierarchy Howlingcrane texts hypothesis inferable initially inverse kahamaxe-stse language Leman linguistic listener major constituent order markedness Mithun narrated the Chicken narrated the Fetch nehe newsworthy reason Ngandi nonfirst mention noun NV VN Total obviative occurs oeskeso Ojibwa on-line narrations Operational definition OV order overt NP paragraph boundaries patient person Pima-Papago placement pragmatically marked Prague School precede the verb prefix question words reference relationship rheme second telling semantic role stick-PL sticks suffix syntactic role the~AN thematic rank Theme First Principle third telling third-person tion Tomlin topic shift transitive verb tse'tohe verb order walking