By Guillaume, Antoine

ISBN-10: 3110188422

ISBN-13: 9783110188424

This ebook is an in depth high quality descriptive grammar of the endangered Cavine?±a language (less than 1200 speakers), spoken within the Amazonian rainforest of Lowland Bolivia, a space the place the indigenous languages are nearly unknown. Cavine?±a belongs to the Tacanan kin, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an sufficient descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the vast fieldwork carried out through the writer in conventional Cavine?±a groups. forged within the functional-typological framework, and in accordance with ordinary discourse information, the grammar provides a close and copiously exemplified account of such a lot points of the language, build up from simple degrees (phonetic and phonological) to better 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 beneficial properties that may be of curiosity to typologist linguists, resembling an strange pitch accessory process, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes?  case markers, an difficult predicate constitution, a approach of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a unusual prefix e?  that attaches to nouns coding physique components and a posh approach of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar can also be of curiosity to historical-comparative linguists, as for the 1st time one has sufficiently designated grammatical info to make attainable a competent comparability with different languages with which Tacanan languages will be comparable, specifically the Panoan kin, and to function enter into hypotheses in regards to the inhabitants historical past of this a part of South the United States.

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The only criticism that I would make of this work is the absence of discussion and justifications for the proposed classification of the forms. Nevertheless, this work was of invaluable help to me when I started my work on Cavineña. I could rapidly identify basic vocabulary and morpho-syntactic structures. Later on, the dictionary provided me with a fair number of forms and structures that did not occur (or rarely occurred) in my own corpus. In addition to the dictionary and the grammatical sketch, there are a number of short articles on particular aspects of the language.

To =tuS =3SG(-FM) ju-ya be-IMPFV ekwita=tsewe. ’ di0619 12 Information about the alphabet revision workshops conducted in Bolivia in 1995 and 1996 can be found in Grinevald (1995, 1996) and Bolivia Multi Étnica (1997). 18 1. The language and its speakers Examples taken from my fieldnotes are coded by the letter ‘n’, followed by a number from 1 to 5 which refers to a particular notebook — n1 refers to the first notebook of 1997, n2 to the second notebook of 1998, etc. 3). 3) Mi-keS 2SG-FM ani-kwe!

11. 5. Text/conversation example codes Ref. ab Text name Abanico ag aj am ap at av aw ba bb bc bi bj bn bo bp br bu bw ca cb cc cd ce ch ci Anguila Aja Aimaristo Apodos Avioneta Avion Awada Bari Barbasco Bacalao Bina BetaJae Bañar Borochi Barepa Brasil Buca Biwa PapaSeCaio Ceboi Chacobo Cazador Centro Chancho Chicha cm co cp ct cu cv cx cy cz dk dm du eb el en Caiman Communidades Capitan CazarAntes Cuartel Cavinas Calixto Cuyabo Cazar Dukweri DosMujeres Duende Ebakwapiji Eliodoro Ena Author(s) Ventura Mayo, Teresa Rutani, Antonio Yubanera Alfredo Tavo Cosme Mayo Alfredo Tavo Antonio Yubanera ?

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