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Author Dienst, Stefan

Title A Grammar of Kulina / Stefan Dienst
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (330 pages)
Series Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] ; v. 66
Mouton grammar library ; 66.
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations, symbols and conventions; Abbreviations; Symbols; Conventions; Summary; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Population and geographic location; 1.2 The name Kulina; 1.3 The Alto Rio Purus; 1.4 The Kulina language and the Arawan language family; 1.5 Features of the language; 1.5.1 Phonology; 1.5.2 Word classes; 1.5.3 Gender, noun class and possession; 1.5.4 Morphology; 1.5.5 Syntax; 1.6 Dialect variation; 1.6.1 Purus and Envira; 1.6.2 Juruá; 1.6.3 Jutaí; 1.7 Previous work on the Kulina language and its speakers; 1.7.1 General grammatical descriptions
1.7.2 Specific grammatical and phonological topics1.7.3 Dictionaries and wordlists; 1.7.4 Historical linguistics and language contact; 1.7.5 Pan-Amazonian forms; 1.7.6 Texts; 1.7.7 Anthropological literature; 1.8 Materials for the present study; 1.8.1 Kulina; 1.8.2 Other languages; 1.9 Spelling; 2 Phonetics and phonology; 2.1 Vowels; 2.1.1 Inventory and realisations; 2.1.2 Long vowels; 2.1.3 Diphthongs; 2.2 Consonants; 2.2.1 Inventory and realisations; 2.2.2 Phoneme /s/; 2.2.3 Phoneme /r/; 2.2.4 Glottal stop; 2.3 Syllables; 2.4 Stress; 2.5 /w/ and /o/; 2.6 Morphophonemic processes
2.6.1 Fusion2.6.2 Assimilation; 2.6.3 Apophony; 2.6.4 Elision; 2.6.5 Lenition of /k/; 2.6.6 Combination of morphophonemic processes; 2.7 Phonotactics of obstruents; 2.8 Phonology of word classes; 2.9 Phonology of 'yes'; 2.10 Phonologically exceptional words; 2.10.1 Onomatopoeia; 2.10.2 Loans; 3 Nouns; 3.1 Free nouns; 3.1.1 Non-singular marking; 3.1.2 Common nouns; 3.1.3 Proper nouns; 3.2 Kinship nouns; 3.2.1 Possession of grammatical kinship nouns; 3.2.2 Lexical forms; 3.2.3 'Son' and 'daughter' in the Juruá dialect; 3.3 Inalienably possessed nouns; 3.3.1 Semantics
3.3.2 Gender marking and derivation3.4 Change of lexical subcategory; 3.5 Gender and noun class; 3.5.1 Gender; 3.5.2 Ka-class; 3.5.3 Comparison of gender and noun class; 3.6 Complex nouns; 3.6.1 Adjectives as modifiers; 3.6.2 Stative verbs as modifiers; 3.6.3 Modifying possessed noun plus stative verb; 3.6.4 Idiosyncratic modifiers; 4 Dynamic verbs; 4.1 Verbal morphology and the structure of the predicate; 4.1.1 Inflection types; 4.1.2 Affixation; 4.1.3 Secondary verb; 4.2 Morphology of main verbs and auxiliaries; 4.2.1 Agreement markers
4.2.2 Tense, mood, modality, evidentiality (slots N and O)4.2.3 Directional affixes; 4.2.4 Aktionsart; 4.2.5 Negation (slot L); 4.2.6 Valency change; 4.3 Secondary verb hika-; 4.4 Interrogative; 4.5 Suppletive verbs; 4.6 Infinitive; 4.7 Participle; 4.8 Quantifying verbs; 5 Stative verbs; 5.1 Stative verbs with auxiliary na-; 5.1.1 Plural marking; 5.1.2 Dual marking; 5.1.3 Intensifier bote; 5.2 Inflecting stative verbs; 5.2.1 Colour verbs; 5.2.2 Bika 'good'; 5.3 Stative verbs with auxiliary hira-; 5.3.1 Plural marking; 5.3.2 Dual marking; 5.3.3 Intensifier bote
Summary Amazonia is a linguistically highly diverse region with numerous underdocumented, often seriously endangered languages. This work is a reference grammar of an Amazonian language spoken in the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. The book provides a comprehensive insight into the grammatical structure of Kulina, which will be of great value to linguistic typologists and anybody interested in Indigenous languages of South America
Notes 5.4 Attributive use of stative verbs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Culina language -- Grammar
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.
Culina language.
Grammatik
Madihá
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110341911
3110341913
9783110395372
3110395371