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Title: A Typological Grammar of Panare
Subtitle: A Cariban Language of Venezuela
Written By: ThomasEPayne
DorisL.Payne
URL: http://www.brill.com/typological-grammar-panare
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
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Panare, also known as E'├▒apa Woromaipu, is a seriously endangered Cariban language spoken by about 3,500 people in Central Venezuela. A Typological Grammar of Panare by Thomas E. Payne and Doris L. Payne, is a full length linguistic grammar written from a modern functional and typological perspective. The many remarkable characteristics highlighted in the grammar include a 'split-inverse' person marking system, transitivity-sensitive aspect and person-marking verb morphology, object incorporation, relatively nonconfigurational NP structure, both verb-initial and object-initial constituent orders, a complex system of clause chaining, switch reference, and a rich system of evidential and epistemic marking.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Carib, Galibi
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004228214
Pages: 486
Prices: EuropeEURO 123.00
U.S.$ 171.00