Chapter published in:Nominalization in Languages of the Americas
Edited by Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck
[Typological Studies in Language 124] 2019
► pp. 515–535
Clausal nominalization in Kakataibo (Panoan)
This paper describes the meaning, functions and structure of grammatical nominalizations in two dialects of Kakataibo, a Panoan language spoken in the Peruvian Amazon basin. Grammatical nominalization is a pervasive feature of Kakataibo connected speech, which is explained by the wide array of functions they are used for, which include relativization and complementation. In terms of their morphosyntax, grammatical nominalizations show a mixed behavior in that they combine internal clausal properties with external nominal features. These synchronic properties shed some light into the historical development of some of the switch-reference suffixes in the language.
Published online: 08 August 2019
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