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LINGUIST List 25.2554

Sat Jun 14 2014

Books: Argument marking patterns in South American Languages: Birchall

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Jun-2014
From: Martine Paulissen <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Argument marking patterns in South American Languages: Birchall
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Title: Argument marking patterns in South American Languages
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2014
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Joshua Birchall
Hardback: ISBN: 9789460930003 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

South American indigenous languages show an incredible diversity in the ways that they mark arguments in independent clauses. This dissertation presents the first in-depth study of argument marking patterns in South America across a sample of 74 different languages.

The languages are approached from a typological perspective and the major parameters of variation are encoded into a structural questionnaire. The study primarily focuses on verbal argument indexation, case marking and valency change. The different argument marking features are analyzed for the typological patterns that they display and also for their geographic distribution. The analysis presented in the study identifies a number of areal linguistic features for specific regions of the continent. The results suggest a significant East versus West distinction in the distribution of the argument marking features examined. This study contributes to our understanding of the linguistic diversity of South America and serves to highlight the different patterns that can be observed in the data.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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