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A Grammar of Kakataibo
Language: en
Pages: 698
Authors: Roberto Zariquiey
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Kashibo-Kakataibo is the westernmost Panoan language and, therefore, the one closest to the Andes Mountains. In terms of its typological profile, Kashibo-Kakataibo is a (mainly) postpositional and agglutinating language with a highly synthetic verbal morphology, which includes a highly complex tense system with several markers, some of which also express
Grammar and Information Structure of Kakataibo
Language: en
Pages: 1062
Authors: Daniel Valle Arevalo
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
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
Number in the World's Languages
Language: en
Pages: 946
Authors: Paolo Acquaviva, Michael Daniel
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-06-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The strong development in research on grammatical number in recent years has created a need for a unified perspective. The different frameworks, the ramifications of the theoretical questions, and the diversity of phenomena across typological systems, make this a significant challenge. This book addresses the challenge with a series of
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