Connective particles and temporal cohesion in Plains Cree narrative
Ogg, Arden C.
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Although Cree particles have been neglected in most modern studies of the language, recent work by Freda Ahenakew (Cree Language Structures: A Cree Approach, 1987) suggests that many complications presented by words of this class remain to be explored. The present study defines a category of connectives particles whose purpose is to label various kinds of linkage or cohesion within nrrative. Using Leonard Bloomfield's Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree as a basis, it examines the use of connective particles which provide temporal cohesion within the texts.