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LINGUIST List 23.5185

Tue Dec 11 2012

Books: A Typological Grammar of Panare: Payne, Payne

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Dec-2012
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: A Typological Grammar of Panare: Payne, Payne
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Title: A Typological Grammar of Panare
Subtitle: A Cariban Language of Venezuela
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
http://www.brill.com


Book URL: http://www.brill.com/typological-grammar-panare


Author: Thomas E Payne
Author: Doris L. Payne

Hardback: ISBN: 9789004228214 Pages: 486 Price: Europe EURO 123.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004228214 Pages: 486 Price: U.S. $ 171.00


Abstract:

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.




Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Carib, Galibi (car)


Written In: English (eng)

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