Narrative and past habitual sequences in Hausa

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Item Metadata Abdoulaye, Mahamane L. 2009-02-11T22:39:59Z 2009-02-11T22:39:59Z 2009-02-11T22:39:59Z
dc.description.abstract Based on the overall properties of narratives, Wald (1987) has proposed that past habitual sequences are conflated narratives and are only minimally different from single-event sequences. The aim of this paper is to test this minimal difference analysis in light of two later studies of Hausa discourse (Brye 1991, Cain 1991) that focus on the structure and peak-marking features of narratives. Using the autobiographical story Yarintata (My Childhood) by Moussa-Aghali (2000) as its main data source, this paper shows that the peak-marking features found in typical narrative sequences are also found marking peaks in past habitual sequences, so that Wald's (1987) analysis can indeed be maintained.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
dc.title Narrative and past habitual sequences in Hausa
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Rice Working Papers in Linguistics Linguistics Department
dc.subject.keyword linguistics
narrative peaks
dc.citation.volumeNumber 1
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.citation Abdoulaye, Mahamane L.. (2009). "Narrative and past habitual sequences in Hausa." Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 1.

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