Wari

Wari

by Daniel L. Everett, Barbara Kern
     
 

This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language and makes an important contribution to linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered, and less than 2,000 known speakers of Wari and its related dialects are left in existence.See more details below

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This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language and makes an important contribution to linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered, and less than 2,000 known speakers of Wari and its related dialects are left in existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415009997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/11/1997
Series:
Descriptive Grammars Series
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
0Overview of 'Oro Nao' Grammar1
1Syntax10
1.1General questions10
1.2Structural questions117
1.3Coordination159
1.4Negation172
1.5Anaphora180
1.6Reflexives189
1.7Reciprocals191
1.8Comparison193
1.9Equative196
1.10Possession198
1.11Emphasis199
1.12Topic and thematic marking212
1.13Heavy shift218
1.14Other movement processes218
1.15Minor sentence types218
1.16Operational definitions for word classes220
2Morphology223
2.1Inflection223
2.2Derivational morphology355
3Phonology395
3.1Phonological units (segments)395
3.2Phonotactics410
3.3Suprasegmentals416
3.4Morphophonology (segmental)419
3.5Morphophonology (suprasegmental)426
4Ideophones and Interjections427
4.1Ideophones427
4.2Interjections433
5Lexicon434
5.1Structured semantic fields434
5.2Basic vocabulary452
6Texts460
6.1Wirin - the origin of corn460
6.2How a man becomes a shaman482
References513

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