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Title: The concept of intentional action in the grammar of Kathmandu Newari
Authors: Hargreaves, David J.
Keywords: Sino-Tibetan Languages
Tibeto-Burman Languages
Kathmandu-Newari Languages
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: University of Oregon
Abstract: This study describes the relationship between the concept of intentional action and the grammatical organization of the clause in Kathmandu Newari, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken primarily in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. In particular, the study focuses on the conceptual structure of "intentional action" along with the lexical, morphological, and syntactic reflexes of this notion in situated speech. The construal of intentional action consists of two distinct notions: one involving the concept of self-initiated force and the other involving mental representation or awareness. The distribution of finite inflectional forms for verbs results from the interaction of these two notions with a set of evidential/discourse principles which constrain the attribution of intentional action to certain discourse roles in situated interaction.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/1296
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