Word Formation in South American Languages

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| University of Leipzig
| University of Regensburg
| University of Bern
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This volume focuses on word formation processes in smaller and so far underrepresented indigenous languages of South America. The data for the analyses have been mainly collected in the field by the authors. The several language families described here, among them Arawakan, Takanan, and Guaycuruan, as well as language isolates, such as Yurakaré, Kalapalo and Cholón, reflect the linguistic diversity of South America. Equally diverse are the topics addressed, relating to word formation processes like reduplication, nominal and verbal compounding, clitic compounding, and incorporation. The traditional notions of the processes are discussed critically with respect to their implementation in minor indigenous languages. The book is therefore not only of interest to readers with an Amerindian background but also to typologists and historical linguists, and it is a supplement to more theory-driven approaches to language and linguistics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 163]  2014.  v, 228 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction and acknowledgments
Swintha Danielsen, Katja Hannss and Fernando Zúñiga
1–10
Nominal compounds in Mapudungun
Fernando Zúñiga
11–31
Towards a characterization of compounding in Maká
Temis L. Tacconi
33–50
Augmentative in Toba (Guaycuruan): Form and function
Paola Cúneo
51–77
Productive compounding in Baure (Arawakan)
Femmy Admiraal and Swintha Danielsen
79–112
Two types of incorporation in Ese Ejja (Takanan)
Marine Vuillermet
113–142
Reduplication in Yurakaré
Rik van Gijn
143–161
Reduplication strategies in Kallawaya
Katja Hannss
163–180
Compounding in Kalapalo, a Southern Cariban language
Ellen B. Basso
181–206
Nominalization in Cholón
Astrid Alexander-Bakkerus
207–224
Index
225–228
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014023416 | Marc record