New PDF release: Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American

By Doris L. Payne

Lowland South American languages were one of the least studied ln the area. therefore, their past contribution to linguistic thought and language universals has been small. although, as this quantity demonstrates, super range and value are present in the languages of this region.

These nineteen essays, initially awarded at a convention on Amazonian languages held on the college of Oregon, supply new info at the Tupian, Cariban, Jivaroan, Nambiquaran, Arawakan, Tucanoan, and Makuan languages and new analyses of formerly recalcitrant Tupí-Guaraní verb contract systems.

The reviews are descriptive, yet typological and theoretical implications are continuously thought of. Authors continuously point out the place prior claims needs to be adjusted in keeping with the recent info provided. this can be actual within the parts of nonlinear phonological conception, verb contract platforms and ergativity, grammatical kinfolk and incorporation, and the distinctiveness of Amazonian noun category platforms. The stories additionally give a contribution to the now vast curiosity in grammatical change.

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