Subordination in Native South American Languages
In terms of its linguistic and cultural make-up, the continent of South America provides linguists and anthropologists with a complex puzzle of language diversity. The continent teems with small language families and isolates, and even languages spoken in adjacent areas can be typologically vastly different from each other. This volume intends to provide a taste of the linguistic diversity found in South America within the area of clause subordination. The potential variety in the strategies that languages can use to encode subordinate events is enormous, yet there are clearly dominant patterns to be discerned: switch reference marking, clause chaining, nominalization, and verb serialization. The book also contributes to the continuing debate on the nature of syntactic complexity, as evidenced in subordination.
[Typological Studies in Language, 97] 2011. viii, 315 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. vii–viii
Subordination in South America: An overviewRik van Gijn, Katharina Haude and Pieter Muysken | pp. 1–24
Subordinate adverbial constructions in MekensAna Vilacy Galucio | pp. 25–44
Relative clauses in MẽbengokreAndrés Pablo Salanova | pp. 45–78
Clause embedding strategies in Baure (Arawakan)Swintha Danielsen | pp. 79–108
Subordinate clauses, switch-reference, and tail-head linkage in Cavineña narrativesAntoine Guillaume | pp. 109–140
Referring to states and events: Subordination in MovimaKatharina Haude | pp. 141–168
Semantic and grammatical integration in Yurakaré subordinationRik van Gijn | pp. 169–192
Subordination in CholónAstrid Alexander-Bakkerus | pp. 193–220
Cofán subordinate clauses in a typology of subordinationRafael Fischer and Eva van Lier | pp. 221–250
Relative clauses in Ecuadorian QuechuaPieter Muysken | pp. 251–266
Participial clauses in Tarma QuechuaWillem F. H. Adelaar | pp. 267–280
Complex sentences in Uchumataqu in a comparative perspective with ChipayaKatja Hannss | pp. 281–306
Author index | pp. 307–308
Language index | pp. 309–312
Subject index | pp. 313–316
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General