[Lingtyp] Studies of discourse in ergative languages

Tasaku Tsunoda tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp
Mon Oct 12 02:07:41 UTC 2015


Dear Colleagues,
 
    People on this mailing list are very kind and generous. I have received
very positive responses, and invaluable information has been flowing in. I
have started compiling a bibliography on “Ergativity in Discourse”. I will
post it in due course -- when (I think) the flow has stopped.
 
    I did not mention this in my initial posting, but the reason why I am
seeking this information is as follows.
    From 1971 to 1974, I recorded the Warrongo language of northeast
Australia, mainly from the last fluent speaker. In Tsunoda (2011), I
described the phonology, morphology and syntax of Warrongo as in detail as
possible. 
 
Tsunoda, Tasaku. 2011. A grammar of Warrongo. Berlin & New York: De Gruyter
Mouton.
 
Now, I am planning to work on the discourse of Warrongo.
    From 1971 to 1972, I recorded running texts in Warrongo of 6 hours 40
minutes. At long last, in May this year (43 years since then), I finished
writing glosses, translations and notes on the texts. The total number of
the pages of the texts is about 1200.
    I think that study of Warrongo discourse will be interesting, for this
language has the ergative-absolutive case-marking at the simple-sentence
level and furthermore it has syntactic ergativity at the complex-sentence
level.
 
    Again, many thanks.


Tasaku Tsunoda

From:  角田 太作 <tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp>
Date:  2015年10月10日土曜日 19:04
To:  "Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org"
<Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>, 角田 太作 <tasakutsunoda at nifty.com>
Subject:  [Lingtyp] Studies of discourse in ergative languages

Dear Colleagues,
 
    Would anyone please advise me of studies of discourse in ergative
languages?
     In particular, I would appreciate information on studies of discourse
in languages that have syntactic ergativity.
 
    Thanking you in advance,
 
Tasaku Tsunoda

_______________________________________________ Lingtyp mailing list
Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/mailman/listinfo/lingtyp

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lingtyp/attachments/20151012/5507b4a8/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the Lingtyp mailing list