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Fri Jun 22 2001

Books: Native American Languages

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Des noms et des verbes en tupi-guarani

Message 1: Native American Languages: Des noms et des verbes en tupi-guarani

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 14:25:16 +0200
Subject: Native American Languages: Des noms et des verbes en tupi-guarani

Des noms et des verbes en tupi-guarani: �tat de la question
F. QUEIXAL�S (ed.)

Tupi-Guarani is a major South American language family which has been
the object of sustained attention from the very beginnings of the
European presence on the continent. To-day it can be considered a
relatively well known family of languages, in terms of description of
individual languages as well as in terms of comparative studies. A
number of grammatical topics show interesting characteristics in the
languages of the family, and it is worth divulgating both the data and
the typological issues raised by these data. The book, whose contents
results form an international meeting held in French Guyana in January
2000, addresses one of these topics: the basis for a distinction
between nouns and verbs. The issue is pervasive in the grammar of many
of the languages, because it connects with questions like types of
predication (possessive, existential), case-marking, active-stative
type of language, omnipredicativity, configurationality, and others.
Contributions, which focus whether on a single language or on large
amounts of different language data, aim to freshen our perception of
formerly known data as well as to bring new data into current
discussion. Languages studdied include Tupinamba, Guarani,
Chiriguano, Kamayura, Tapirape, Mbya, Emerillon, and Karitiana, a Tupi
but non Tupi-Guarani language.

Table of Contents: 
Carte des langues
Categorias lexicais nas l�nguas tupi-guaranis (vis�o comparativa), 
WOLF DIETRICH (Romani-sches Seminar, Universitaet Muenster). 

Classes de palavras e categorias sint�tico-funcionais em Kamaiur�, 
LUCY SEKI (Unicamp)

As senten�as possessivas em Mby�-Guarani: evid�ncia para a distin��o
nome e verbo, M�RCIA D�MASO VIEIRA (Museu Nacional/UFRJ)

O estatuto dos sintagmas nominais de sujeito e objeto em Tapirap�, 
YONNE LEITE (CNPq/ Museu Nacional)

Sobre a natureza do caso argumentativo, ARYON DALL'IGNA RODRIGUES
(Laborat�rio de L�nguas Ind�genas, Instituto de Letras, UnB)

Le suffixe r�f�rentiant en �m�rillon, F. QUEIXAL�S (IRD-CNRS)

Observa��es sobre a hist�ria do morfema -a da fam�lia Tup�-Guaran�, ANA

Duas Classes de Verbos Intransitivos em Karitiana (fam�lia Arik�m,
tronco Tupi), LUCIANA R. STORTO (Museu Nacional/UFRJ)

3 89586 407 2. 
LINCOM Studies in Native American Studies 37. 
Ca. 170pp. Ca. USD 64 / DM 120 / � 40.

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