Antoine Guillaume's A Grammar of Cavineña (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) PDF

By Antoine Guillaume

This e-book is an in depth high 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 nearly unknown. Cavineña belongs to the Tacanan relations, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an sufficient descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the large fieldwork performed through the writer in conventional Cavineña groups. solid within the functional-typological framework, and according to common discourse information, the grammar provides a close and copiously exemplified account of so much points 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 finished description of an identical point in particular chapters. The language features a variety of strange beneficial properties that would be of curiosity to typologist linguists, similar to an strange pitch accessory approach, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes case markers, an complex predicate constitution, a process of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a selected causative of involvement marker, a unusual prefix e- that attaches to nouns coding physique elements and a posh procedure of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar can also be of curiosity to historical-comparative linguists, as for the 1st time one has sufficiently special grammatical details to make attainable a competent comparability with different languages with which Tacanan languages may be similar, particularly the Panoan kinfolk, and to function enter into hypotheses in regards to the inhabitants heritage of this a part of South America.

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