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Author Dixon, Robert M. W., 1939- author

Title The Jarawara language of Southern Amazonia / R.M.W. Dixon ; with the assistance of Alan R. Vogel
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xx, 636 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series [Oxford linguistics]
Oxford linguistics.
Contents Contents; List of Plates; List of Tables; Organization and Cross-references; Abbreviations and Conventions; Map 1 Approximate locations of languages of the Arawá family; Map 2 Location of Madi dialects, and of Paumarí; 1 Introduction: The Language and its Speakers; 2 Phonology; 3 Grammatical Overview; 4 Predicate Structure: General; 5 Predicate Structure: Miscellaneous Suffixes; 6 Predicate Structure: The Tense-Modal System; 7 Predicate Structure: Secondary Verbs, Mood, and Negation; 8 Verbal Derivations: Causative and Applicative; 9 Verbal Reduplication; 10 Noun Phrase Structure
11 Possessed Nouns, and Adjectives12 Demonstratives and Related Forms; 13 Copula Clauses; 14 Structure of a Verbal Main Clause; 15 Commands and Questions; 16 A-Constructions and O-Constructions; 17 Complement Clauses; 18 Dependent Clauses; 19 Nominalized Clauses; 20 Peripheral Markers jaa and ni-jaa; 21 Other Peripheral Markers; 22 The Relational Noun ihi/ehene 'Due to, Because of'; 23 List Constructions; 24 Syntactic Organization; 25 W
Summary The first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, by one of the world's leading linguists. - ;This is the first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, and now spoken by less than two hundred people. It has only two open lexical classes, noun and verb, and a closed adjective class with fourteen members which can only modify a noun. Verbs have a complex structure with three prefix and some twenty-five suffix slots. There is an eleven-term tense-modal system with an evidentiality contrast (eye
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 612-614) and index
Notes Includes some text in Jaruara
Print version record
Subject Jaruára language -- Grammar
Jaruára language -- Lexicology
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Native American Languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Vogel, Alan R., author.
LC no. 2005295727
ISBN 9781429469562