Cross-linguistic analysis of narratives

We are currently establishing a new research group initiative on the cross-linguistic analysis of narratives. In the first phase the group will focus on topics including the function of quotatives, marking of narrative peaks and non-prototypical uses of pronouns in narratives. We will draw mostly on transcribed oral but also on written data from a wide range of languages, including English, Pennsylvanian German, Spanish, Japanese, Aboriginal languages of Australia, Austronesian languages of Indonesia and Oceania and Iranian languages.

Members of this research group initiative include Anna MargettsJulie BradshawKate BurridgeMarisa Cordella, Carmen DawudaAlice GabyHoward Manns, Shimako IwasakiSimon MusgraveLouisa Willoughby, and Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou.