LINGUIST List 32.1368

Mon Apr 19 2021

FYI: Enciclopédia das Línguas Arawak, acrescida de seis novas línguas e dois bancos de dados

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 18-Apr-2021
From: Denny Moore <dennymoore5gmail.com>
Subject: Enciclopédia das Línguas Arawak, acrescida de seis novas línguas e dois bancos de dados
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The eminent Brazilian linguist of French origin, Henri RAMIREZ, published a new comprehensive book on Arawakan languages. It is Enciclopédia das Línguas Arawak, acrescida de seis novas línguas e dois bancos de dados, Curitiba (Brazil): Editora CRV, 4 volumes, 1136 pages, 2020 (published at the end of March 2021, as a paper edition and as an e-book.

Volume I contains a new version of his Baniwa-Koripako grammar of 2001.

Volume II is about the Japurá-Colombia subgroup. It contains a new classification of the Arawakan family as well as a synchronic and diachronic of the languages of this subgroup.

Volume III contains the synchrony and diachrony of the Central subgroup, the subgroup between the Middle Rio Negro and the Upper Orinoco, the Amazon-Antillean subgroup, the so-called Chamicuro-Amuesha subgroup, the highly interesting Bolivian subgroup, the Purus, the Kampa, the Xaray-Xingu subgroups and Palikur. Many extinct languages are described and tentatively classified, the situation of some ghost-languages is discussed.

Volume IV contains two attachments, first an etymological dictionary of Japurá-Columbia Arawak, second word lists of all mentioned Arawak languages and references.

This important work should have a wide distribution among all specialists of this great language family of Lowland South America.


Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification

Subject Language(s): Arop-Lokep (apr)
Language Family(ies): Arawakan


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