New PDF release: A Grammar of Kulina (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

This e-book is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined by means of the writer is spoken at the top Purus River within the Brazilian country of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language kin. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that is principally agglutinating with a few circumstances of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partly ruled via complex grammatical principles and partially pragmatically pushed. There are 3 kinds of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter type basically applies to a few kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet assorted aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme because of Grassmann's legislations, a dissimilation strategy recognized from Sanskrit and old Greek. The publication comprises Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, conventional nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of personal loan words.

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