This book has two parts. Part one presents a grammatical sketch of the Hixkaryana language--which is a member of the Carib language family and is spoken in northern Brazil--and the other part suggests the place Hixkaryana has in syntactic typology.
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This book is an interesting study of the structure of Hixkaryana, one of the extremely rare OVS (object-verb-subject) languages. The author covers the inflectional and derivational morphologies of noun, verb, adverb and adjective forms; phenomena particular to discourse; and correlations and major differences between Hixkaryana and the typology of SVO, SOV and VSO languages, along with providing many examples of different types of clauses and compound sentences. The reader will benefit from either an understanding of, or access to, a book explaining some of the less often encountered symbols used in phonology.