Stylized Characters' Speech in Thompson Salish Narrative

A discussion of the primary types of stylized characters' speech, in Thompson traditional narrative: fauna, foreign, child, archaic, and rhythmic and assonant speech. References to related phenomena in other Amerindian languages place the Thompson data in broader perspective. Outlines the tendencies found in stylized characters' speech and explains them in light of their expressive or performative nature.

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Language Vol. 69 No. 4, 1993, pp. 855-56. Reviewed by Jaan Ingle, Louisiana State University.

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