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Wed Jul 2 2003

Sum: Ergativity in Amazonian Languages

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Message 1: Valence changing and ergativity

Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 07:17:24 +0000
From: Eva Monr�s <emonrosfil.ub.es>
Subject: Valence changing and ergativity

Dear all,

Three weeks ago, I sent a query on ergativity in Amazonian languages
and valence changing (Linguist 14.1689). Below I list the
bibliographical references I have received from the readers of both
Linguist List and Etnolinguistica.

- Larsen, Thomas. 1984. Case marking and subjecthood in Kipe�
Kirir�. BLS 10:189-205.

- Urban, Greg. 1985. Ergativity and accusativity in Shokleng
(G�). IJAL, 51.164-87.

- Alves, Fl�via de Castro. 2002. Aspectos da ergatividade cindida em
Ap�niekr� (J�). In Santos, Ludovico & Pontes, Ismael (editors),
L�nguas J�: Estudos V�rios, 83-93. Londrina: Editora UEL.

- Costa, Raquel Guimar�es Romankevicius. 2000. Case marking in Marubo
(Panoan): a diachronic approach. In Proceedings of WAIL 2000,
3-15. Santa Barbara: University of California.

- A number of recent descriptions of Macro-J� languages have been
written as PhD dissertations (including Luciana Dourado's work on
Panar�, Ludoviko Santos' on Suy�, and Mar�lia Ferreira's on
Parkat�j�).

- M. Amelia Reis Silva (2003). Pronomes, Ordem e Ergatividade em
Mebengokre (Kayapo�). Masther's Thesis. In http://mit.edu/ngreire/www/

- Hein van der Voort & Simo van de Kerke (2000). Indigenous languages
of Lowland South America. Universitiet Leiden.

- Pilar Valenzuela ''Ergatividad escindinda en Wariapano, Yaminawa y
Shipibo-Konibo'', p.111-128.

- P. Valenzuela. ''El morfema de ergatividad en el
Shipibo-Conibo''. In: Luis Miranda & Amanda Orellana (eds.) Actas del
II Congreso Nacional de Investigaciones Ling��stico-Filol�gicas,
vol. II, p.217-245. Lima, Peru: Universidad Ricardo Palma. Facultad de
Lenguas Modernas.

 - Jos� �lvarez (1998). Split Ergativity and Complementary
Distribution of NPs and Pronominal Affixes in Pem�n (Cariban). Opci�n
(Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales) 25:69-94, Universidad del
Zulia.

- Jos� �lvarez (2000). Construcciones Progresivas en Pem�n y otras
Lenguas Caribes. Opci�n (Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales)
32:96-130, Universidad del Zulia.

- Guirardello, R. (1999). A Reference Grammar of Trumai. Phd Thesis.

I also was informed about the journal:
- LIAMES (Lenguas indigenas americanas).

Other suggestions: MLA and Bibliographie Linguistique.

 Thank you very much to all contributors: Eduardo Ribeiro, �ngel
Corbera Mori, John E. Koontz, Andr�s P. Salanova, Jos� �lvarez, Raquel
Guirardello, Susana Sotillo.

Best,

Eva Monr�s
Universitat de Barcelona 
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