Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages
Simon E. Overall | University of Otago & James Cook University
Rosa Vallejos | University of New Mexico
Spike Gildea | University of Oregon
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
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Nonverbal predication in Amazonia: Typological and diachronic considerationsSimon E. Overall, Rosa Vallejos and Spike Gildea | pp. 1–50
Part I. Overviews of nonverbal predication in individual languages
Chapter 2. Nonverbal predication and the nonverbal clause type of Mojeño TrinitarioFrançoise Rose | pp. 53–84
Chapter 3. Nonverbal predication in Paresi-HalitiAna Paula Brandão | pp. 85–102
Chapter 4. Nonverbal predication in Kari’nja (Cariban, Suriname)Racquel-María Sapién | pp. 103–134
Chapter 5. Nonverbal predicates and copula constructions in Aguaruna (Chicham)Simon E. Overall | pp. 135–162
Chapter 6. To hi or not to hi? Nonverbal predication with and without the copula in Kotiria and Wa’ikhana (East Tukano)Kristine Stenzel | pp. 163–192
Chapter 7. Between verb and noun: Exploration into the domain of nonverbal predication in Ecuadorian SecoyaAnne Schwarz | pp. 193–216
Chapter 8. Nonverbal predication in MovimaKatharina Haude | pp. 217–244
Chapter 9. Nonverbal predication in Ninam (northern Brazil)Gale Goodwin Gómez | pp. 245–260
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 | pp. 263–294
Chapter 11. Possessive semantic relations and construction types in Kukama-KukamiriaRosa Vallejos | pp. 295–314
Part III. Diachronic pathways to and from nonverbal predication
Chapter 12. Constructions with has(a) in WampisJaime Peña | pp. 317–338
Chapter 13. Evidence for the development of action nominals in Awetí towards ergatively-marked predicatesSabine Reiter | pp. 339–364
Chapter 14. Reconstructing the copulas and nonverbal predicate constructions in CaribanSpike Gildea | pp. 365–402
Index | p. 403
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2018002596 | Marc record