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By Antoine Guillaume

This booklet is a close top quality descriptive grammar of the endangered Cavineña language (less than 1200 speakers), spoken within the Amazonian rainforest of Lowland Bolivia, a space the place the indigenous languages are nearly unknown. Cavineña belongs to the Tacanan kinfolk, comprising 5 languages, none of which has been the topic of an enough descriptive grammar. The grammar is primarily based at the large fieldwork performed by means of the writer in conventional Cavineña groups. solid within the functional-typological framework, and according to common discourse information, the grammar offers an in depth and copiously exemplified account of such a lot features of the language, build up from easy degrees (phonetic and phonological) to better degrees (morphological and syntactic), and from short descriptions of every point to a extra complete description of an identical point in particular chapters. The language encompasses a variety of strange good points that may be of curiosity to typologist linguists, akin to an strange pitch accessory approach, a morpho-phonological rule that deletes case markers, an elaborate predicate constitution, a procedure of verbal suffixes coding linked movement, a particular causative of involvement marker, a weird prefix e- that attaches to nouns coding physique components and a fancy procedure of moment place clitic pronouns. The grammar may also be of curiosity to historical-comparative linguists, as for the 1st time one has sufficiently special grammatical details to make attainable a competent comparability with different languages with which Tacanan languages can be similar, particularly the Panoan relations, and to function enter into hypotheses concerning the inhabitants background of this a part of South America.

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