LINGUIST List 11.1842

Thu Aug 31 2000

Books: Native American Languages/Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: A Grammar of Teribe, J. D. Quesada
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Reduplication in Tiriys (Cariban), S. Meira
  3. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Kiliwa, M. J. Mixco
  4. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Ling: Aspectos Tipolsgicos da Lmngua Javai, M. Maia

Message 1: Native American Languages: A Grammar of Teribe, J. D. Quesada

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 19:33:09 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American Languages: A Grammar of Teribe, J. D. Quesada

A Grammar of Teribe

J. DIEGO QUESADA
University of Toronto

This is the first description of the grammatical structure of Teribe,
a language of Panama, and a member of the Chibchan family of
languages, which covers a wide area ranging from Northeastern
Honduras, through the Atlantic of Nicaragua, most of Costa Rica,
Panama, Colombia, to the West of Venezuela. Spoken by some 1,000
people, Teribe is at present potentially, though not severely,
endangered. This grammar fills a lacuna in a twofold manner: it
provides an extensive account of the structure of Teribe, and in doing
so, it reduces the number of Central American Chibchan languages being
undescribed. This grammar is thus intended as a contribution to the
description of the language at three levels: a. language-immanent;
b. Chibchan comparative grammar; c. documentation of endangered
languages, especially those of the American continent. Teribe is both
a clear representative of the "Central American" features of the
Chibchan languages (numeral classifiers, limited agreement, no
evidentials), and idiosyncratic within these languages (having such
phenomena as an inverse construction and verb serialization). The
research for this book was funded in its entirety by the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

ISBN 3 89586 671 7. 
LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 36. 
Ca. 220pp. USD 66 / DM 120 / � 42.


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Message 2: Native American Languages: Reduplication in Tiriys (Cariban), S. Meira

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 19:28:46 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American Languages: Reduplication in Tiriys (Cariban), S. Meira

Reduplication in Tiriy� (Cariban)

SERGIO MEIRA
Max-Planck-Institut f�r Psycholinguistik

This study presents original data illustrating previously undescribed
reduplicative patterns found in Tiriy�, a Cariban language spoken in
Northern Brazil; this is the first time that reduplication in a Cariban
language is described in detail. One of the patterns is simpler, and its
synchronic cases of variation suggest a certain path of historical
evolution. For the other pattem, the complexity of the several subcases
appear to indicate antiquity and make formal accounts significantly more
difficult.

ISBN 3 89586 914 7. 
Languages of the World 11. 
26pp. USD 10 / DM 20 / � 7. 

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Message 3: Native American Languages: Kiliwa, M. J. Mixco

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 20:54:08 +0200
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Subject: Native American Languages: Kiliwa, M. J. Mixco

Kiliwa

MAURICIO J. MIXCO
University of Utah

Kiliwa, sole member of one of the four branches of Yuman (within
Cochim�i-Yuman), has under 8 fluent speakers, among some 35 members of
its comunidad ind�gena. Poverty and the strictures of the kinship
system have reduced the Kiliwa, from some 2,000 in the 1790s to their
present numbers. They occupy a fragment of their aboriginal territory
in the municipalidad de Ensenada, Baja California Norte,
Mexico. Kiliwa has vocalic epenthesis, a rich consonant system with
many clusters, 3 vowels (plus length). It is a verb-final,
head-marking language, with positional auxiliary verbs (sit, stand,
lie) and classificatory verbs (be, do, say) marking
tense-aspect-modality along with benefactives, causatives, etc. The
verb has subject-object nominative-accusative prefixation with root
ablaut and affixation for subject-object number agreement. Coordinate
clauses suffix a three-way realis/irrealis distinction
subject-continuity/switch-reference; this combines with a system for
tracking predicate-continuity with fronted classificatory
auxiliaries. Relative clauses distinguish subject from non-subject
heads.

MAURICIO J. MIXCO, Professor of Linguistics and Languages at the
University of Utah, began publishing on three Cochim�i-Yuman languages
of northwestern Mexico.

ISBN 3 89586 233 9. 
Languages of the World/Materials 193. 
60pp. USD 31 / DM 49.30 / � 19.90. 



 
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Message 4: Native American Ling: Aspectos Tipolsgicos da Lmngua Javai, M. Maia

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 20:57:23 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American Ling: Aspectos Tipolsgicos da Lmngua Javai, M. Maia

Aspectos Tipol�gicos da L�ngua Java�

MARCUS MAIA
Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Quinta da Boa Vista

The Javae dialect of the Karaja language of the Macro-Je stock is
analyzed in terms of current typological theories. The objective of
this analysis is to provide a more integrated perspective into the
grammar of this language and, at the same time, to check the
descriptive and explanatory power of typological models. The first
chapter presents a review of the typological literature on word order,
discussing poarticularly the models of Greenberg, Lehman, Vennemann
and Hawkins.The second chapter focuses on Javae word order typology
and checks several structural patterns and processes of this language
against the theories discussed in Chapter 1. Chapter 3 shows the
existence in Javae of some characteristic features of the active
typology. Finally, the last chapter presents data that indicate the
occurrence of ana ccusative-ergative split in the verb-agreement
system of Javae. [written in Portuguese]

ISBN 3 89586 237 1. 
LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 11. 
Ca. 150 pp. USD 42 / DM 75 / � 26. 2nd printing.


 
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