Grammar And Information Structure Of Kakataibo

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This dissertation provides a synchronic basic grammatical description of the San Alejandro dialect of the Kakataibo language and a more in-depth study of the expression of information structure, specifically, focus and topic. Kakataibo is spoken by approximately 1500 people in the Peruvian central Amazon region. This work represents the first attempt to analyze the expression of information structure in a Panoan language.
Grammar and Information Structure of Kakataibo
Language: en
Pages: 1062
Authors: Daniel Valle Arevalo
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

This dissertation provides a synchronic basic grammatical description of the San Alejandro dialect of the Kakataibo language and a more in-depth study of the expression of information structure, specifically, focus and topic. Kakataibo is spoken by approximately 1500 people in the Peruvian central Amazon region. This work represents the first
Nominalization in Languages of the Americas
Language: en
Pages: 662
Authors: Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani, David W. Fleck
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Recent scholarship has confirmed earlier observations that nominalization plays a crucial role in the formation of complex constructions in the world’s languages. Grammatical nominalizations are one of the most salient and widespread features of languages of the Americas, yet they have not been approached as foundational grammatical structures for constructions
Associated Motion
Language: en
Pages: 930
Authors: Antoine Guillaume, Harold Koch
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-08 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume is the first book-length presentation of the grammatical category of Associated Motion. It provides a framework for understanding a grammatical phenomenon which, though present in many languages, has gone unrecognized until recently. Previously known primarily from languages of Australia and South America, grammatical AM marking has now been
The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody
Language: en
Pages: 960
Authors: Carlos Gussenhoven, Professor of General and Experimental Phonology Carlos Gussenhoven, Aoju Chen, Professor of Language Development in Relation to Socialisation and Identity Aoju Chen
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This handbook presents detailed accounts of current research in all aspects of language prosody, written by leading experts from different disciplines. The volume's comprehensive coverage and multidisciplinary approach will make it an invaluable resource for all researchers, students, and practitioners interested in prosody.
Switch Reference 2.0
Language: en
Pages: 503
Authors: Rik van Gijn, Jeremy Hammond
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-25 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Switch reference is a grammatical process that marks a referential relationship between arguments of two (or more) verbs. Typically it has been characterized as an inflection pattern on the verb itself, encoding identity or non-identity between subject arguments separately from traditional person or number marking. In the 50 years since