LINGUIST List 12.2840

Mon Nov 12 2001

Books: Native American Languages

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Lmngua Matis (Pano>, Ferreira

Message 1: Native American Languages: Lmngua Matis (Pano>, Ferreira

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 00:37:01 +0100
Subject: Native American Languages: Lmngua Matis (Pano>, Ferreira

L�ngua Matis (Pano): Aspectos descritivos da morfosintaxe

Rog�rio Vicente Ferreira
Universidade Estadual de Campinas

This study presents a morphosyntactic description of the "Matis"
language, pertaining to the Pano family. The study is divided into the
following sections: a) introduction, in which the author presents a
discussion about the importance of research the indigenous languages,
how the project in question began, the fundamental theory used and
information about the people and the Matis language; b) in this
dissertation the author presents the phonological tables based on the
work of Spanghero (2000); c) in the third part of our work, the
classes of words of Matis are described. The criteria used for
describing the classes of words were based on those proposed by
Schachter (1985) and Giv�n (1984); d) in the fourth part, the author
focuses on syntax (mainly what is refered to the order of the
constituents) and ergativity. [Written in Portuguese]

ISBN 3 89586 417 4. 
LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 38. 
Ca.200pp. USD 55 / EUR 56.80 / � 37.

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