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Title Subordination in native South-American languages / edited by Rik van Gijn, Katharina Haude, Pieter Muysken
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 315 pages)
Series Typological studies in language ; v. 97
Typological studies in language ; v. 97
Contents Subordination in Native South American Languages; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of contributors; Subordination in South America; Subordinate adverbial constructions in Mekens; Relative clauses in Meb?ngokre; Clause embedding strategies in Baure (Arawakan); Subordinate clauses, switch-reference, and tail-head linkage in Cavineña narratives; Referring to states and events; Semantic and grammatical integration in Yurakaré subordination; Subordination in Cholón; Cofán subordinate clauses in a typology of subordination; Relative clauses in Ecuadorian Quechua
Participial clauses in Tarma QuechuaComplex sentences in Uchumataqu in a comparative perspective with Chipaya; Author index; Language index; Subject index; The series Typological Studies in Language
Summary In terms of its linguistic and cultural make-up, the continent of South America provides linguists and anthropologists with a complex puzzle of language diversity. The continent teems with small language families and isolates, and even languages spoken in adjacent areas can be typologically vastly different from each other. This volume intends to provide a taste of the linguistic diversity found in South America within the area of clause subordination. The potential variety in the strategies that languages can use to encode subordinate events is enormous, yet there are clearly dominant pattern
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Indians of South America -- Languages.
Language and languages -- Variation.
South America -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Gijn, Rik van.
Haude, Katharina.
Muysken, Pieter.
ISBN 9027287090 (electronic bk.)
9789027287090 (electronic bk.)