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Fri Mar 21 2014

Books: Negation in Arawak Languages: Michael, Granadillo (Eds)

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Date: 21-Mar-2014
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Subject: Negation in Arawak Languages: Michael, Granadillo (Eds)
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Title: Negation in Arawak Languages
Series Title: Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Published: 2014
Publisher: Brill

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Editor: Lev Michael
Editor: Tania Granadillo
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004257016 Pages: 320 Price: Europe EURO 98
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004257016 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 127

Negation in Arawak Languages presents detailed descriptions of negation constructions in nine Arawak languages (Apurinã, Garifuna, Kurripako, Lokono, Mojeño Trinitario, Nanti, Paresi, Tariana, and Wauja), as well as an overview of negation in this major language family. Functional-typological in orientation, each descriptive chapter in the volume is based on fieldwork by authors in the communities in which the languages are spoken. Chapters describe standard negation, prohibitives, existential negation, negative indefinites, and free negation, as well as language-specific negation phenomena such as morphological privatives, the interaction of negation with verbal inflectional categories, and negation in clause-linking constructions.

Informed by typological approaches to negation, this volume will be of interest to specialists in Arawak languages, typologists, historical linguists, and theoretical linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Arawakan

Written In: English (eng)

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