New PDF release: Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American

By Doris L. Payne

ISBN-10: 0292704143

ISBN-13: 9780292704145

ISBN-10: 0292723644

ISBN-13: 9780292723641

Lowland South American languages were one of the least studied ln the area. therefore, their earlier contribution to linguistic conception and language universals has been small. besides the fact that, as this quantity demonstrates, large range and value are present in the languages of this region.

These nineteen essays, initially awarded at a convention on Amazonian languages held on the college of Oregon, supply new info at the Tupian, Cariban, Jivaroan, Nambiquaran, Arawakan, Tucanoan, and Makuan languages and new analyses of formerly recalcitrant Tupí-Guaraní verb contract systems.

The stories are descriptive, yet typological and theoretical implications are continually thought of. Authors consistently point out the place past claims needs to be adjusted in line with the hot info offered. this is often precise within the components of nonlinear phonological conception, verb contract platforms and ergativity, grammatical family and incorporation, and the distinctiveness of Amazonian noun class structures. The reports additionally give a contribution to the now vast curiosity in grammatical change.

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