Where have all the interjections gone: A look into the place of interjections in contemporaray grammars of endangered languages

Abstract : Interjections have been described as " universal yet neglected " (Ameka 1992) and from the perspective of descriptive linguistics, this certainly seems to be the case: in contemporary descriptions of endangered languages, it is rare to find a chapter or even section on interjections. In this presentation, I shall explore a corpus of descriptive grammars of languages of Nepal and look at the place given to interjections. I shall then explore the structures of these grammars and the backgrounds of the linguists who wrote them, in order to find some explanations for the noticeable absence of interjections.
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Aimée Lahaussois. Where have all the interjections gone: A look into the place of interjections in contemporaray grammars of endangered languages. Carlos Assunção; Gonçalo Fernandes; R. Kemmler. Tradition and Innovation in the History of Linguistics, Nodus Publikationen, pp.186-195, 2016, 978-3-89-323-021-1. ⟨hal-01361106⟩

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