LINGUIST List 14.2865

Tue Oct 21 2003

Books: Lang Desc: Karo, Gabas/Pima Bajo, Estrada

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  1. lincom.europa, Phonological Study of the Karo Language: Gabas
  2. lincom.europa, Pima Bajo: Estrada

Message 1: Phonological Study of the Karo Language: Gabas

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:29:39 +0000
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Phonological Study of the Karo Language: Gabas



Title: Phonological Study of the Karo Language
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 31
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at		 
			
Book URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/5362.htm
 
Author: Nilson Gabas, Jr., Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Bel�m 

Loose Leaf: ISBN: 3895865362, Pages: 80, Price: EUR 32.70
Comment: invoices in USD and GBP available
			
Abstract:

Karo is a Brazilian language spoken in the Amazon region (in Rond�nia
State) by about 150 Arara Indians.

Even though the Arara are in contact with the white population since
the 40's, and most of them understand Portuguese, Karo is exclusively
used for communication among themselves.
	
Preliminary anthropological research shows that the Arara Indians
always lived in the same region they live now, although presently they
share their reservation, the �rea Ind�gena Igarap� de Lourdes, with
the Gavi�o and Zor� Indians, (speakers of a dialect of Gavi�o),
without any linguistic interference over each other.

As is the case with the majority of the Brazilian Indian languages,
there was almost nothing known about Karo in the past besides few
wordlists published by some ethnologists (L�vi-Strauss, 1950;
Nimuendaju, 1925,1955, Rondon, 1948; and Schultz, 1955).

This thesis, thus, is meant as a contribution to the description and
documentation of Karo, specially its phonology and part of its
morphology. It is presented as follows.

In Chapter 1 the phonetic segments of the language and their patterns
of occurrence are presented. By the classic criteria for
phonemicization (free variation, complementary distribution and
contrasting) an inventory of surface phonemes is then established.

Chapter 2 describes the syllabic patterns, and Chapter 3 deals with
the rules of nasalization spread. In Chapter 4 the three types of
internal sandhi found in Karo are described.

Chapter 5 deals with stress. Basically, it is shown that stress
placement is predictable from three distinct phonological factors:
tone, nasality, and the onset of the last syllable of the words.

Finally, Chapter 6 is dedicated to tone. It is demonstrated that
although Karo has three phonetic tone levels, low, mid and high, only
two are contrastive, low and high. It is also described a process of
tone assimilation which is conditioned by consonantal segments.2nd
printing. (also see the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at).

Lingfield(s): Phonology
		Language Description
			 
Subject Language(s): Karo (Language Code: RWA)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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Message 2: Pima Bajo: Estrada

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:34:46 +0000
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Pima Bajo: Estrada



Title: Pima Bajo
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 27
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at		 
			
Author: Zarina Estrada F., University of Sonora M�xico 
				
Paperback: ISBN: 3895860085, Pages: 60, Price: EUR 29.20
Comment: invoices in USD and GBP available
			
Abstract:

Pima Bajo is a Uto-Aztecan language from the Tepiman branch spoken by
no more than 500 persons. The Pima Bajo country is located in the
Southeastern part of Sonora Mexico, and also in the Central Western
part of Chihuahua in Mexico. The study is based mainly on the
unpublished data collected in Yep�chic Chihuahua which in comparison
with the Pima Bajo spoken in Sonora is less innovative. References to
N�vome, an older Piman variety from a document written between 1621
and 1672, are made.

The volume contains: A sociolinguistic setting of the ethnic group. A
brief description of the phonemic inventory, the phonological
processes, the stress and the syllable. An outline of the morphology
of the language. The syntax part discusses clause structure and the
syntax of arguments for independent and dependent
constructions. Emphasis is given to pronouns and the way they are used
as arguments of a predicate. 2nd printing. (also see the LINCOM
webshop: lincom.at).

Lingfield(s): Language Description
			 
Subject Language(s): Pima Bajo (Language Code: PIA)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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