Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages

| University of Otago & James Cook University
| University of New Mexico
| University of Oregon
ISBN 9789027200525 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027264244 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume explores typological variation within nonverbal predication in Amazonian languages. Using abundant data, generally from original and extensive fieldwork on under-described languages, it presents a far more detailed picture of nonverbal predication constructions than previously published grammatical descriptions. On the one hand, it addresses the fact that current typologies of nonverbal predication are less developed than those of verbal predication; on the other, it provides a wealth of new data and analyses of Amazonian languages, which are still poorly represented in existing typologies. Several contributions offer historical insights, either reconstructing the sources of innovative nonverbal predicate constructions, or describing diachronic pathways by which constructions used for nonverbal predication spread to other functions in the grammar. The introduction provides a modern typological overview, and also proposes a new diachronic typology to explain how distinct types of nonverbal predication arise.
[Typological Studies in Language, 122]  2018.  vi, 407 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Nonverbal predication in Amazonia: Typological and diachronic considerations
Simon E. Overall, Rosa Vallejos and Spike Gildea
Part I. Overviews of nonverbal predication in individual languages
Chapter 2. Nonverbal predication and the nonverbal clause type of Mojeño Trinitario
Françoise Rose
Chapter 3. Nonverbal predication in Paresi-Haliti
Ana Paula Brandão
Chapter 4. Nonverbal predication in Kari’nja (Cariban, Suriname)
Racquel-María Sapién
Chapter 5. Nonverbal predicates and copula constructions in Aguaruna (Chicham)
Simon E. Overall
Chapter 6. To hi or not to hi? Nonverbal predication with and without the copula in Kotiria and Wa’ikhana (East Tukano)
Kristine Stenzel
Chapter 7. Between verb and noun: Exploration into the domain of nonverbal predication in Ecuadorian Secoya
Anne Schwarz
Chapter 8. Nonverbal predication in Movima
Katharina Haude
Chapter 9. Nonverbal predication in Ninam (northern Brazil)
Gale Goodwin Gómez
Part II. Exploring specific subtypes of nonverbal predicates
Chapter 10. Locative, existential and possessive predication in the Chaco: Nivaĉle (Mataguayan) and Pilagá (Guaykuruan)
Doris L. Payne, Alejandra Vidal and Manuel A. Otero
Chapter 11. Possessive semantic relations and construction types in Kukama-Kukamiria
Rosa Vallejos
Part III. Diachronic pathways to and from nonverbal predication
Chapter 12. Constructions with has(a) in Wampis
Jaime Peña
Chapter 13. Evidence for the development of action nominals in Awetí towards ergatively-marked predicates
Sabine Reiter
Chapter 14. Reconstructing the copulas and nonverbal predicate constructions in Cariban
Spike Gildea
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018002596 | Marc record