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Tue Dec 11 2012

Books: A Typological Grammar of Panare: Payne, Payne

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Date: 05-Dec-2012
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Subject: A Typological Grammar of Panare: Payne, Payne
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Title: A Typological Grammar of PanareSubtitle: A Cariban Language of VenezuelaSeries Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Brill

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Author: Thomas E PayneAuthor: Doris L. Payne

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


Panare, also known as E'├▒apa Woromaipu, is a seriously endangered Caribanlanguage spoken by about 3,500 people in Central Venezuela. A TypologicalGrammar of Panare by Thomas E. Payne and Doris L. Payne, is a full lengthlinguistic grammar written from a modern functional and typologicalperspective. The many remarkable characteristics highlighted in the grammarinclude a 'split-inverse' person marking system,transitivity-sensitive aspect and person-marking verb morphology, objectincorporation, relatively nonconfigurational NP structure, both verb-initialand 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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