Download PDF by Antoine Guillaume: A Grammar of Cavineña (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Antoine Guillaume

ISBN-10: 3110188422

ISBN-13: 9783110188424

This booklet is an in depth top 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 family members, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an enough descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the large fieldwork performed through the writer in conventional Cavineña groups. forged within the functional-typological framework, and in response to typical discourse info, the grammar provides a close and copiously exemplified account of such a lot elements of the language, increase from easy degrees (phonetic and phonological) to raised degrees (morphological and syntactic), and from short descriptions of every point to a extra entire description of an identical point in particular chapters. The language incorporates a variety of strange gains that might be of curiosity to typologist linguists, resembling an strange pitch accessory approach, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes case markers, an complicated predicate constitution, a approach of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a selected causative of involvement marker, a weird prefix e- that attaches to nouns coding physique elements and a fancy procedure of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar can 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 can be similar, particularly the Panoan relatives, and to function enter into hypotheses concerning the inhabitants heritage of this a part of South America.

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