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Title: Subordination in Native South American Languages
Edited By: Rik van Gijn
Katharina Haude
Pieter C. Muysken
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2097
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 97
Description:

In terms of its linguistic and cultural make-up, the continent of South America
provides linguists and anthropologists with a complex puzzle of language
diversity. The continent teems with small language families and isolates, and
even languages spoken in adjacent areas can be typologically vastly different
from each other. This volume intends to provide a taste of the linguistic diversity
found in South America within the area of clause subordination. The potential
variety in the strategies that languages can use to encode subordinate events is
enormous, yet there are clearly dominant patterns to be discerned: switch
reference marking, clause chaining, nominalization, and verb serialization. The
book also contributes to the continuing debate on the nature of syntactic
complexity, as evidenced in subordination.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Syntax
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9789027287090
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ISBN-13: 9789027206787
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