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Title: Proto-Guaicurú
Subtitle: Una reconstrucción fonológica, léxica y morfológica
Written By: José Pedro Viegas Barros
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 69

La familia lingüística guaicurú (o guaycurú, guaykurú, y otras variantes gráficas) incluye al menos cinco lenguas habladas originalmente en la región del Chaco: el guaicurú del norte (mbayá, kadiweu), el abipón (actualmente extinto), el mocoví, el pilagá y el toba. El Chaco es una vasta región geográfica sudamericana de cerca de un millón de kilómetros cuadrados, que incluye zonas del nordeste de la Argentina, el sudeste de Bolivia, el sudeste de Brasil y el oeste de Paraguay. Investigaciones recientes concluyen que las lenguas indígenas de esta región conforman un área lingüística. Este libro constituye el primer trabajo histórico-comparativo extenso de la familia guaicurú, incluyendo las reconstrucciones de 703 ítems léxicos y 89 morfemas gramaticales protoguaicurúes. La comparación y las reconstrucciones fonológica, léxica y morfológica, están basadas en las excelentes obras descriptivas de las lenguas guaicurúes que se han ido publicando a lo largo de las últimas décadas.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Guaicuruan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862884322
Pages: 364
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