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Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages
  

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Edited by Payne, Doris L.

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Lowland South American languages have been among the least studied in the world. Consequently, their previous contribution to linguistic theory and language universals has been small. However, as this volume demonstrates, tremendous diversity and significance are found in the lan...guages of this region. These nineteen essays, originally presented at a conference on Amazonian languages held at the University of Oregon, offer new information on the Tupian, Cariban, Jivaroan, Nambiquaran, Arawakan, Tucanoan, and Makuan languages and new analyses of previously recalcitrant Tupi-Guarani verb agreement systems. The studies are descriptive, but typological and theoretical implications are consistently considered. Authors invariably indicate where previous claims must be adjusted based on the new information presented. This is true in the areas of nonlinear phonological theory, verb agreement systems and ergativity, grammatical relations and incorporation, and the uniqueness of Amazonian noun classification systems. The studies also contribute to the now extensive interest in grammatical change.
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ISBN 9780292723641
Publisher University of Texas Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Texas linguistics series
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ISBN-13 9780292723641
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of Texas Press
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Payne, Doris L.
Series Texas linguistics series
Category Language & Linguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Etymology
Number of Pages 584
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 498
Weight 1,089g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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