Being Specific About Generalization: Using Ethnographic Interviews to Examine Kyrgyz Habitual Narratives
2016 (English)In: Language Change in Central Asia / [ed] Ahn, Elise S. / Smagulova, Juldyz, Berlin: DE GRUYTER MOUTON , 2016, 33-58 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter develops a linguistic anthropological analysis of the ways habitual aspect is used in Kyrgyz narratives within interviews. Based in research on habitual aspect in linguistics, linguistic anthropology and narratology, the analysis shows how respondents alternate among expressions describing singular and repeated events. Despite the broad relevance of this topic to ethnographic interviewing, the pragmatics of habitual aspect have not been systematically examined. This introductory overview of the wide spectrum of Kyrgyz uses of habitual aspect in describing cultural practices, personal experiences and historical accounts, demonstrates the value of this approach to understanding the relationship of social activities and habitual narrative.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: DE GRUYTER MOUTON , 2016. 33-58 p.
, Contributions to the Sociology of Language, ISSN 1861-0676 ; 106
sociolinguistics, ethnographic interviewing, Kyrgyzstan, habitual aspect, generalization
General Language Studies and Linguistics Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-272515ISBN: 978-1-61451-453-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-272515DiVA: diva2:894302