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Structure and Socio-Pragmatics of a Nilotic Language of Uganda
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A Conversational Analysis of Acholi elucidates various interaction strategies for the Nilotic language Acholi. Based on detailed examples, Maren Rüsch links the structural organization of Acholi conversations to cultural features such as politeness, language socialization and narrations. Despite common claims of universality regarding the structuring of human languages by previous authors, the study shows that some Acholi strategies differ from other languages. The verbal and non-verbal practices displayed give an in-depth insight into speakers’ cognitive participation during interaction.
On the basis of in-situ research in Uganda, including the collection of rich audio- and video-material, this volume provides an innovative approach to language documentation and description and constitutes a thorough conversation analytic study of an African language.
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), which commissioned the development of a Land Conflict Monitoring and Mapping Tool ( lcmmt ) for the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda. 5 This undertook a comprehensive mapping of land disputes, identifying trends within the area most affected by the northern Ugandan conflict, the Lord’s Resistance

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In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
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The analysis of several conversations in Acholi, captured in the urban environment of Gulu town, brought to light a number of findings that can hardly be contemplated separately from each other. Though this study is structured as an overview of structural, socio-pragmatic and non

In: A Conversational Analysis of Acholi
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culprit the Internet, through which Western values were infiltrating Acholi lifeworlds? The group, which two of my research assistants had recruited from among their friends to conduct participant observation at Christmas morning services as part of my research on churches in post-war Acholiland, provided

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In: What Politics?
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culprit the Internet, through which Western values were infiltrating Acholi lifeworlds? The group, which two of my research assistants had recruited from among their friends to conduct participant observation at Christmas morning services as part of my research on churches in post-war Acholiland, provided

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In: What Politics?