Research Theme: Discourse Analysis

Moral discourse and stance-taking in Sakapultek Maya

Robin Shoaps

Robin Shoaps has been doing ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork with the Sakapultek ethnolinguistic group in highland Guatemala since 1997. She has collected over a hundred hours of recordings of language use in everyday and ritual and religious contexts in order to study the communicative resources available in Sakapultek for taking moral stances. 

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