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By Antoine Guillaume

ISBN-10: 3110188422

ISBN-13: 9783110188424

This publication 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 nearly unknown. Cavineña belongs to the Tacanan relatives, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an sufficient descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the wide fieldwork performed by way of the writer in conventional Cavineña groups. forged within the functional-typological framework, and in keeping with usual discourse info, the grammar provides a close and copiously exemplified account of so much elements of the language, increase from simple 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 includes a variety of strange gains that might be of curiosity to typologist linguists, comparable to an strange pitch accessory procedure, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes case markers, an difficult predicate constitution, a approach of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a particular causative of involvement marker, a weird prefix e- that attaches to nouns coding physique elements and a fancy method of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar can be of curiosity to historical-comparative linguists, as for the 1st time one has sufficiently designated grammatical details to make attainable a competent comparability with different languages with which Tacanan languages may be similar, particularly the Panoan family members, and to function enter into hypotheses concerning the inhabitants heritage of this a part of South America.

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