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The Resource "Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Clinton R. Brimhall

"Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Clinton R. Brimhall

Label
"Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Title
"Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Statement of responsibility
by Clinton R. Brimhall
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) have been observed to use "even" as a marker of apposition rather than its more customary use as an adjective or general adverb. The thesis questions the source of and looks into some of the circumstances surrounding this unique usage. In the thesis, I establish that constructions in LDS oratorical texts and featuring "even" are, according to syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic requirements, appositive. I gather and analyze data about the use of the appositive marker "even" by LDS leaders in sermons. Using the data, I trace trends for some of the constructions and comment on some of the patterns I have observed. Following this, I display the gathered data that concerns the use of "even" as an appositive marker in more contemporary (from the year 1800 and later) and older forms of English (prior to the year 1800). I examine this data and comment concerning the sources and subject matter. My conclusion is as I originally hypothesized--that LDS leaders use "even" as an appositive marker, and that this usage, conscious or unconscious, is a result of the use being more formal or drawn from older texts. Lastly, I comment on possible further research into the use of this appositive marker in LDS oratory and into its possible origin in early English
Cataloging source
UBY
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, Department of Linguistics and English Language, 2011.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
"Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Clinton R. Brimhall
Instantiates
Production
Note
April 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vi, 49 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn823178356
Label
"Even" as an appositive marker in oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Clinton R. Brimhall
Production
Note
April 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 33)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vi, 49 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn823178356

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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