New PDF release: A Grammar of Cavineña (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Antoine Guillaume

ISBN-10: 3110188422

ISBN-13: 9783110188424

This ebook is a close fine quality descriptive grammar of the endangered Cavineña language (less than 1200 speakers), spoken within the Amazonian rainforest of Lowland Bolivia, a space the place the indigenous languages are almost unknown. Cavineña belongs to the Tacanan relations, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an enough descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the huge fieldwork carried out through the writer in conventional Cavineña groups. solid within the functional-typological framework, and in line with usual discourse information, the grammar provides a close and copiously exemplified account of so much points of the language, increase from uncomplicated degrees (phonetic and phonological) to raised degrees (morphological and syntactic), and from short descriptions of every point to a extra accomplished description of an identical point in particular chapters. The language encompasses a variety of strange positive factors that might be of curiosity to typologist linguists, comparable to an strange pitch accessory approach, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes case markers, an tricky predicate constitution, a process of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a selected causative of involvement marker, a weird prefix e- that attaches to nouns coding physique components and a fancy process of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar can also be of curiosity to historical-comparative linguists, as for the 1st time one has sufficiently certain grammatical info to make attainable a competent comparability with different languages with which Tacanan languages may be similar, specifically the Panoan relatives, and to function enter into hypotheses concerning the inhabitants historical past of this a part of South America.

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