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Author Stenzel, Kristine, author.

Title A reference grammar of Kotiria (Wanano) / Kristine Stenzel
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas
Studies in the native languages of the Americas.
Contents The Kotiria and their language -- Phonology -- Words -- Noun classes and noun formation -- Nominal morphology -- Noun phrases -- Verbal semantics and serialization processes -- Nonroot stem morphemes in the verb -- Clause modality -- Clause structure -- Complex sentences
Summary This book offers a descriptive grammar of Kotiria (Wanano), a member of the Tukanoan language family spoken in the Vaupes River basin of Colombia and Brazil in the northwest Amazon rain forest. The Kotirias have lived in this remote region for more than seven hundred years and participate in the complex Vaupes social system characterized by longstanding linguistic and cultural interaction. The Kotirias remained relatively isolated from the dominant societies until the early part of the twentieth century, when the region began to experience increasing outside influence leading to processes of rapid social and linguistic change. The author draws on eight years of intensive work with the Kotirias to promote, record, and revitalize their language
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English and Guanano
Print version record
Subject Guanano language -- Grammar
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013937811
ISBN 9780803246492