Panare, also known as E'ñapa Woromaipu, is a seriously endangered Cariban language spoken by about 3,500 people in Central Venezuela. A Typological Grammar of Panare by Thomas E. Payne and Doris L. Payne, is a full length linguistic grammar written from a modern functional and typological perspective. The many remarkable characteristics highlighted in the grammar include a 'split-inverse' person marking system, transitivity-sensitive aspect and person-marking verb morphology, object incorporation, relatively nonconfigurational NP structure, both verb-initial and object-initial constituent orders, a complex system of clause chaining, switch reference, and a rich system of evidential and epistemic marking.
A Typological Grammar of Panare
Josh Holden, Université de Montréal
In Benasní – I Remember, Josh Holden presents autobiographical narratives about cultural change from twelve Dene Sųłiné elders in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Dene texts are accompanied by an innovative interlinear translation that distinguishes morphology from etymology, and a morphological sketch.
Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Pieter C. Muysken, Radboud University Nijmegen, with the assistance of Joshua Birchall
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Edited by Eithne B. Carlin, Leiden University, and Simon van de Kerke, Leiden University
This book offers a state of the art overview of current linguistic and archaeological research from the Caribbean and Meso America, through Amazonia and the Andes to Argentina, ranging from historical comparative through descriptive and socio-linguistics to new discoveries in archaeological ...
Kaoru Kiyosawa and Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University
This book offers a comprehensive view of the morphology, syntax, and semantics of applicative constructions in Salish, a language family of northwestern North America. The historical development and discourse function of applicatives are elucidated and placed in typological perspective.
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