Handbook of Amazonian Languages (Volume 1)

The fourth quantity in a sequence at the languages of Amazonia. This quantity contains grammatical descriptions of Wai Wai, Warekena, a comparative survey of morphosyntactic good points of the Tupi-Guarani languages, and a paper on interclausal reference phenomena in Amahuacga.

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There is preference among some speakers to consider osepyno the reflexive 'care for oneself, and oxipyno the reciprocal 'care for each other'. There is a possessive reflexive prefix t-, which occurs with nouns and certain postpositions. The phrase containing this prefix may function as object, indirect object, adjunct, or genitive of a possessed NP. It may occur with any constituent that can be inflected for person of the possessor other than when it is the subject of the main clause. It applies only to third person.

1983 Adaptive responses of native amazonians (New York: Academic Press). Hamp, E. P. 1969 "On Maxacali, Karaja, and Macro-Je," UAL 35:269-270. Hanbury-Tenison, R. 1973 A question of survival for the Indians of Brazil (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons). Hawkins, J. 1979 "Implicational universale as predictors of word order change," Lg. 55:618-648. 1980 "On implicational and distributional universals of word order," JL 16:193-236. 1983 Word order universals (New York: Academic Press). 26 Derbyshire and Pullum Heelas, R.

There is ample evidence of clause juxtaposition in Apalai narrative and dialogue. Both main clauses (41) and subordinate clauses (42) occur juxtaposed, the function being coordination, modification, clarification or emphasis. with j-uhpoty 1-feathers+POSSN u-muku-ru pyre 1-son- POSSN arrow +POSSN poko. occupied with typyre 3REFLX-arrow+POSSN n-ase. 3-be+IP enahka-Vko. use up-CONT aporifeathers- APALAI (4) 41 naeroro oy-a oehno so 2- to l -t-come-IP ' "I've come, father, to get feathers for my son's arrows.

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