Word Formation in South American Languages
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
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Table of Contents
Introduction and acknowledgmentsSwintha Danielsen, Katja Hannss and Fernando Zúñiga | pp. 1–10
Nominal compounds in MapudungunFernando Zúñiga | pp. 11–31
Towards a characterization of compounding in MakáTemis L. Tacconi | pp. 33–50
Augmentative in Toba (Guaycuruan): Form and functionPaola Cúneo | pp. 51–77
Productive compounding in Baure (Arawakan)Femmy Admiraal and Swintha Danielsen | pp. 79–112
Two types of incorporation in Ese Ejja (Takanan)Marine Vuillermet | pp. 113–142
Reduplication in YurakaréRik van Gijn | pp. 143–161
Reduplication strategies in KallawayaKatja Hannss | pp. 163–180
Compounding in Kalapalo, a Southern Cariban languageEllen B. Basso | pp. 181–206
Nominalization in CholónAstrid Alexander-Bakkerus | pp. 207–224
Index | pp. 225–228
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Main BIC Subject
CFK: Grammar, syntax
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General