Quechua Expressions of Stance and Deixis


Quechua Expressions of Stance and Deixis explores the semantics and pragmatics of Southern Quechua and Ecuadorian Quichua expressions, considered as markers of stance and deixis. This volume is the first to study a broad range of stance/deictic phenomena in Peruvian and Bolivian Quechua and Ecuadorian Quichua in-depth, with examples that have been elicited as well as captured from natural discourse. Each chapter investigates these expressions through fieldwork and experimental studies, many employing original methodologies. As such, this work stands as an important contribution to the study of an endangered language.

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Marilyn S. Manley, Ph.D. (2004), is Associate Professor of Spanish at Rowan University. She has published on topics of both theoretical and applied Quechua and Hispanic linguistics, including “Quechua language attitudes and maintenance in Cuzco, Peru” ( Language Policy, 7(4) 2008).

Antje Muntendam, Ph.D. (2009), is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Florida State University (FSU). Before joining FSU, she was Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. She has published on Quechua-Spanish bilingualism in journals such as Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Contributors include Marilyn S. Manley and Antje Muntendam (editors), Susan E. Kalt, Janis Nuckolls, Tod Swanson, Belinda Ramirez Spencer, Ellen H. Courtney, Pieter Muysken and Liliana Sánchez.
All interested in stance, deixis, and Quechua and Quichua language varieties, including Americanists, general linguists, theoretical linguists, as well as scholars in related disciplines, such as anthropologists.