The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia

The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia

eBook - 2004
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The first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, by one of the world's leading linguists. - ;This is the first account of Jarawara, a Southern Amazonia language of great complexity and unusual interest, and now spoken by less than two hundred people. It has only two open lexical classes, noun and verb, and a closed adjective class with fourteen members which can only modify a noun. Verbs have a complex structure with three prefix and some twenty-five suffix slots. There is an eleven-term tense-modal system with an evidentiality contrast (eye.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780191515071
0191515078
9781429469562
1429469560
0199270678
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 636 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Vogel, Alan R. - Author

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