17.3721, Books: Language Description: Romero-Figeroa

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Subject: 17.3721, Books: Language Description: Romero-Figeroa

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Date: 15-Dec-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: A  Reference Grammar of Warao: Romero-Figeroa 

	
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Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 10:08:50
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: A  Reference Grammar of Warao: Romero-Figeroa 
 



Title: A  Reference Grammar of Warao 
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 06  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Andres Romero-Figeroa

Paperback: ISBN: 3895861049 Pages: 160 Price: Europe EURO 57.00


Abstract:

Warao is a language isolate of Venezuela. The approximately 15,000 Warao
currently live in the swampy areas next to the hundreds of caños through
which the Orinoco river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the Warao
are bilingual in Warao and Spanish to varying degrees. Many Warao
monolinguals are still found in the easternmost areas of the Orinoco Delta.

A Reference Grammar of  Warao is the result of 20 years of research on that
language basing on various field work sessions. The goals of the research
are twofold: to present a typologically-oriented reference grammar of the
language, and to describe, on the grounds of sociolinguistic data, the
speech styles observed in Warao. The study contains the following sections:

Section I: Generalities, Section II: Syntax (with chapters on the Order of
constituents in the basic simplex sentence, Verbal sentences, Copulative
sentences, Stative sentences, Complex structures, Questions, Negation,
Direct speech, Reflexives/reciprocals, Focus,Ellipsis, Anaphora,
Relatives), Section III: Morphology (Nouns, Determiners, Numerals,
Pronouns, Adverbials, Postpositions, Verbs and the verb phrase), Section
IV: Phonology, Section V: Style. 	A Reference Grammar of Warao is also an
attempt to widen the scope of information about the still little known
languages of the Amazon-Orinoco basin in lowland South America. 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Warao (wba)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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