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A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
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McLaughlin, Carey Elizabeth (author)
SIL International
<p>This thesis presents a narrative salience scheme for Hmong Soud, a variety of Hmong spoken in Yunnan Province, China. Hmong Soud is an isolating SVO language of the Hmongic branch of the Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao) language family.</p> <p>“Salience scheme” is a term coined by Robert Longacre to describe how a language distinguishes different types of foreground and background information for a particular discourse type. Ten narrative texts of various types (traditional folk tales, an animal folk tale, retellings of a video clip, a historical account, and a first person narrative) are analyzed following the model of Longacre. Semantic criteria are applied to each clause to determine the emic salience bands or information types used in Hmong Soud, the linguistic signals used to mark those bands, and signals used to promote or demote clauses between background and foreground.</p>
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Chuanqiandian Cluster Miao
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salience scheme; foreground information in narrative; background information in narrative
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Subject language: Iu Mien
Subject language: Hmong Daw
Subject language: Hmong
Subject language: Hmong Njua
Subject language: She
Language family: Hmong-Mien
Language family: Hmong
Language family: Austro-Asiatic
Language family: Chinese
Language family: Mon-Khmer
Geographic region: Asia
Geographic region: Africa
Geographic region: Americas
Geographic region: Europe
Geographic region: Pacific
Country: China
Country: Comoros
Country: Thailand
Country: Laos
Country: Viet Nam
Linguistic type: Language description
Linguistic type: Primary text
Linguistic type: Lexicon
Linguistic field: Phonetics
Linguistic field: Phonology
Linguistic field: Writing systems
Linguistic field: Syntax
Linguistic field: Typology
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Content language: English
Content language: 'Are'are
Content language: Abadi
Content language: Abau
Content language: Abkhazian
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Date: 1950 - 1999
Date: 1990 - 1999
Date: 1980 - 1989
Contributor: Malgorzata E. Cavar, Director of Linguist List
Contributor: Damir Cavar, eLinguistics Foundation Board Member
Contributor: The Long Now Foundation
Contributor: Coyaud, Maurice
Contributor: Damir Cavar, Director of Linguist List
LCSH subject: Hmong language
LCSH subject: Hmong language--Syntax
LCSH subject: Asia, Southeastern--Languages
LCSH subject: Folklore--Golden Triangle (Southeastern Asia)
LCSH subject: Grammar, Comparative and general--Topic and comment
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
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Publisher: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Title: Les Langues dans le Monde Chinois
Title: A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
Title: Hmong Daw Genesis Translation
Title: Old Testament (Pentateuch) in Mien (Yao)
Title: A comparison of the culture of the Yao people in China and Thailand
Other coverage: Asia, Southeastern
Other coverage: California
Other coverage: Golden Triangle (Southeastern Asia)
Other coverage: Laos
Other date: 2019-04-19
Other date: 2017-09-27
Other date: 1966
Other date: 1968
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Other subject: Comparative and historical studies
Other subject: Hmong Daw Genesis Translation
Other subject: Iu Mien Genesis Translation
Other subject: Demonstratives; Comparative and historical studies
Other subject: Hmong Daw Orthography