Jaime Peña

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jaime Peña plays a role.


Peña, Jaime. 2019. Chapter 11. Form and functions of nominalization in Wampis. Nominalization in Languages of the Americas, Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck (eds.), pp. 419–454
This paper examines the main morphosyntatic and functional properties of nominalization in Wampis, a Jivaroan (or Chicham) language spoken in Peru. In addition to having derivational properties, nominalized structures are used extensively in Wampis for a variety of functions, including… read more | Chapter
Peña, Jaime. 2018. Chapter 12. Constructions with has(a) in Wampis. Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages, Overall, Simon E., Rosa Vallejos and Spike Gildea (eds.), pp. 317–338
This paper analyzes the development of a copular element has(a) ‘become’ in Wampis. Has(a) can occur as a fully inflected verb or as an invariant copula particle. Based on comparative evidence, it is argued that this morpheme has arisen from the phonetic reduction of a posture verb stem meaning… read more | Chapter