Expressives as moral propositions in Mundari

Show simple item record Badenoch, Nathan Purti, Madhu Choksi, Nishaant 2020-02-22T06:10:46Z 2020-02-22T06:10:46Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Badenoch, Nathan; Purti, Madhu and Choksi, Nishaant, "Expressives as moral propositions in Mundari", Indian Linguistics: Journal of the Linguistic Society of India, vol. 80, no. 1-2, pp. 1-17, 2019. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0378-0759
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses expressives in the Mundari language spoken in Jharkhand as moral propositions. Expressives have traditionally been peripheral to the study of language, but recently this class of words has started to receive more attention. Moving from a narrow conception of onomatopoeia, linguists have begun to discuss the idea of depictive language, in which sensory perception is communicated in vivid terms. The data in this paper are presented as an ethno-linguistic exploration of how expressives can have moral or ethical connotations, in addition to, or in some cases instead of, depiction of sensory perception. We argue that as moral propositions, Mundari expressives are part of the linguistic practices that create and recreate idealized types of social behavior, personal relations and cultural institutions.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nathan Badenoch, Madhu Purti and Nishaant Choksi
dc.format.extent vol. 80, no. 1-2, pp. 1-17
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistic Society of India en_US
dc.subject Expressives en_US
dc.subject Mundari en_US
dc.subject morality en_US
dc.subject sound-symbolism en_US
dc.subject linguistic ethnography en_US
dc.title Expressives as moral propositions in Mundari en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Indian Linguistics

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