Nonverbal Predication in Amazonian Languages

Simon E. Overall | University of Otago & James Cook University
Rosa Vallejos | University of New Mexico
ORCID logoSpike Gildea | University of Oregon
ISBN 9789027200525 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027264244 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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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
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018002596 | Marc record