New PDF release: A Grammar of Kulina (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

This ebook is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined by means of the writer is spoken at the top Purus River within the Brazilian country of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language family members. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a fancy verbal morphology that's mostly agglutinating with a few situations of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled through complicated grammatical principles and partly pragmatically pushed. There are 3 sorts of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter type purely applies to a couple kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet diverse aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme as a result of Grassmann's legislation, a dissimilation strategy recognized from Sanskrit and historical Greek. The booklet comprises Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, commonly used nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of mortgage words.

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