LINGUIST List 14.2372

Mon Sep 8 2003

Books: Language Description, Betoi: Zamponi

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  1. LINCOM.EUROPA, Betoi: Zamponi

Message 1: Betoi: Zamponi

Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 07:43:08 +0000
Subject: Betoi: Zamponi

Title: Betoi
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 428
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH,		 
Author: Raoul Zamponi, Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Siena 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895867578, Pages: 66, Price: 31.50 EURO			


Betoi was once spoken by a people of the same name who located in an
area of the extensive region of the llanos of the Orinoco, bounded on
the south by the Sarare River and on the north by the Uribante. The
area is today included in the western extremity of the Apure State of
Venezuela not far from the border of that country with Colombia. Betoi
is a dialect of an extinct language (an isolate) spoken at contact in
the same area and along the nearby Arauca River by numerous other
tribes and peoples. The author's intention with this brief monograph
is to present for Betoi all the knowledge that he has been able to
gather from all of its surviving material. The present work therefore
includes chapters on phonology, morphology, and syntax, as well as the
two available texts (with morphemic analysis), and a word list. The
introductory chapter deals with the sources attesting Betoi and the
socio- and geolinguistic situations. In this chapter, one can also
find a discussion on Betoi co-dialects. (for more information, please
see the LINCOM webshop :

Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Betoi

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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