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Title: Textos Tehuelches
Subtitle: Homenaje a Jorge Suárez
Written By: Ana Fernández Garay
Graciela Hernández
Series Title: Languages of the World/Text Collections 24

Este volumen reúne una serie de textos tehuelches (conversaciones,
monólogos y narraciones) registrados en su lengua original por Jorge
Suárez, entre 1966 y 1968, en la reserva de Camusu Aike, Santa Cruz,
Argentina. El tehuelche o aonek'o ?a?jen pertenece a la familia Chon junto
con las extintas Teushen -lengua hablada en la Patagonia continental-,
Selknam y Haush -habladas en Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia insular-.

El libro consta de dos partes. En la primera, Ana Fernández Garay
-lingüista y especialista en lenguas indígenas patagónicas- destaca, en la
Introducción, los objetivos del libro, describe aspectos históricos y
socioculturales de los Tehuelches o aonek'enk, presenta una breve gramática
del aonek'o ?a?jen y, finalmente, transcribe, analiza y traduce los textos
que fueron desgrabados con la colaboración de los últimos hablantes de esta

En la segunda parte, Graciela Hernández -historiadora y experta en aspectos
culturales de las etnias que poblaron y pueblan la Patagonia- describe,
compara y desentraña el sentido de los textos tehuelches, sumergiendo al
lector en la cosmovisión de este pueblo originario de la Patagonia
argentina, cuya lengua y cultura se hallan hoy prácticamente extintas.

La publicación de estos textos amplía el corpus de datos existente sobre
esta lengua, con la finalidad de continuar los estudios tanto sincrónicos
como diacrónicos que se vienen realizando sobre el aonek'o ?a?jen.

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ISBN 3895864498. Languages of the World/Text Collections 24. 373pp. 2006.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Tehuelche
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895864498
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 373
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