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The Amazonian Languages

The Amazonian Languages

Author: Robert M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521570212

Category: Foreign Language Study

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An overview of one of the richest and most complex linguistic regions in the world, the Amazon Basin.

HANDBOOK AMAZONIAN LANGUAGES

HANDBOOK AMAZONIAN LANGUAGES

Author: Desmond C. Derbyshire

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110854374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 529

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Handbook of Amazonian Languages

Handbook of Amazonian Languages

Author: Desmond C. Derbyshire

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311011495X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The fourth volume in a series on the languages of Amazonia. This volume includes grammatical descriptions of Wai Wai, Warekena, a comparative survey of morphosyntactic features of the Tupi-Guarani languages, and a paper on interclausal reference phenomena in Amahuaca.

Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages

Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages

Author: Simon E. Overall

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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This volume explores typological variation within nonverbal predication in Amazonian languages. Using abundant data, generally from original and extensive fieldwork on under-described languages, it presents a far more detailed picture of nonverbal predication constructions than previously published grammatical descriptions. On the one hand, it addresses the fact that current typologies of nonverbal predication are less developed than those of verbal predication; on the other, it provides a wealth of new data and analyses of Amazonian languages, which are still poorly represented in existing typologies. Several contributions offer historical insights, either reconstructing the sources of innovative nonverbal predicate constructions, or describing diachronic pathways by which constructions used for nonverbal predication spread to other functions in the grammar. The introduction provides a modern typological overview, and also proposes a new diachronic typology to explain how distinct types of nonverbal predication arise.

Handbook of Amazonian Languages

Handbook of Amazonian Languages

Author: Desmond C. Derbyshire

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110128365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

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The fourth volume in a series on the languages of Amazonia. This volume includes grammatical descriptions of Wai Wai, Warekena, a comparative survey of morphosyntactic features of the Tupi-Guarani languages, and a paper on interclausal reference phenomena in Amahuaca.

Languages of the Amazon

Languages of the Amazon

Author: Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna Aĭkhenvalʹd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199593569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 549

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This guide and introduction to the extraordinary range of languages in Amazonia includes some of the most fascinating in the world and many of which are now teetering on the edge of extinction.

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes

Author: Daniel L. Everett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307377791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã have no counting system, no fixed terms for color, no concept of war, and no personal property. Everett was so impressed with their peaceful way of life that he eventually lost faith in the God he'd hoped to introduce to them, and instead devoted his life to the science of linguistics. Part passionate memoir, part scientific exploration, Everett's life-changing tale is riveting look into the nature of language, thought, and life itself.

Language, Coffee, and Migration on an Andean-Amazonian Frontier

Language, Coffee, and Migration on an Andean-Amazonian Frontier

Author: Nicholas Q. Emlen

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816540709

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Extraordinary change is under way in the Alto Urubamba Valley, a vital and turbulent corner of the Andean-Amazonian borderland of southern Peru. Here, tens of thousands of Quechua-speaking farmers from the rural Andes have migrated to the territory of the Indigenous Amazonian Matsigenka people in search of land for coffee cultivation. This migration has created a new multilingual, multiethnic agrarian society. The rich-tasting Peruvian coffee in your cup is the distillate of an intensely dynamic Amazonian frontier, where native Matsigenkas, state agents, and migrants from the rural highlands are carving the forest into farms. Language, Coffee, and Migration on an Andean-Amazonian Frontier shows how people of different backgrounds married together and blended the Quechua, Matsigenka, and Spanish languages in their day-to-day lives. This frontier relationship took place against a backdrop of deforestation, cocaine trafficking, and destructive natural gas extraction. Nicholas Q. Emlen’s rich account—which takes us to remote Amazonian villages, dusty frontier towns, roadside bargaining sessions, and coffee traders’ homes—offers a new view of settlement frontiers as they are negotiated in linguistic interactions and social relationships. This interethnic encounter was not a clash between distinct groups but rather an integrated network of people who adopted various stances toward each other as they spoke. The book brings together a fine-grained analysis of multilingualism with urgent issues in Latin America today, including land rights, poverty, drug trafficking, and the devastation of the world’s largest forest. It offers a timely on-the-ground perspective on the agricultural colonization of the Amazon, which has triggered an environmental emergency threatening the future of the planet.

A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia

A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia

Author: Aleksandra IUrevna Aikhenvald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521826640

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 744

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A comprehensive reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from the northwest Amazonian jungle.