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Time and commitment: the grammaticalization of uúch in Lakandon Maya
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics. (Allmän språkvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6114-5527
(English)In: Journal de la Société des Américanistes, ISSN 1957-7842Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

The paper accounts for the grammaticalization of uúch, (‘previously’, ‘long ago’) from a one-place predicate in Yukatek Maya meaning ‘to happen’, to a cognate adverbial in Lakandon Maya denoting ‘knowledge asymmetry’; a change from subjective ‘time’ to intersubjective ‘knowledge’. The paper proposes an analysis of uúch and the contrasting kuúch/ka’ch as operators of second-order stance, using a Jakobsonian model for analyzing verbal categories forwarded by Paul Kockelman (2004) to operationalize the notion of stance, as visible in Q’eqchi’ modals. Intersubjectification as a process of language change aligns with Kockelman’s original suggestion that first-order stances may be embedded to produce second-order stances, i.e. “stance about stance”.

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Nanterre: revue.org.
Keyword [en]
Lakandon Maya, grammaticalization, intersubjectivity, shifters, event-type, commitment
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Humanities
Research subject
Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-125680OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-125680DiVA: diva2:894705
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Swedish Research Council, 2011-2274
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-04-18

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