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Lumun Narrative Discourse Analysis
Stirtz, Timothy M.
|Abstract||This description of narrative discourse in Lumun (Niger-Congo, Kordofanian) is an in-depth look at four texts – a true story, a historical narrative, and two folk tales. Topicalization and clause order are addressed, as well as backgrounding, foregrounding, highlighting, connectors, and participant reference. The foreground clitic and concord particles are key parts of the discourse grammar. Each section concludes with a summary of the grammatical tools available to translators. Much of the terminology used is that of Stephen Levinsohn.|
|Lumun Narrative Discourse Analysis|
|Keywords||text analysis; discourse analysis; Sudan|