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A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
Title:
A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
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Contributor:
McLaughlin, Carey Elizabeth (author)
Date:
2013
Publisher:
SIL International
Description:
<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>
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Chuanqiandian Cluster Miao
Language family:
Hmong
Hmong-Mien
Country:
Comoros
Linguistic type:
Language description
DCMI type:
Text
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salience scheme; foreground information in narrative; background information in narrative
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Chuanqiandian Cluster Miao
Language family: Hmong
Language family: Hmong-Mien
Geographic region: Asia
Country: Comoros
Linguistic type: Language description
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: McLaughlin, Carey Elizabeth
Publisher: SIL International
Title: A Salience Scheme for Hmong Soud: Types of Foreground and Background Information in Narrative Discourse
Other subject: salience scheme; foreground information in narrative; background information in narrative