Hixkaryana and Linguistic Typology

Author(s):
Derbyshire, Desmond C
Description:

This book has two parts. Part one presents a grammatical sketch of the Hixkaryana language—which is a member of the Carib language family and is spoken in northern Brazil. The other part suggests the place Hixkaryana has in syntactic typology.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction

Part One: The Basic Syntax

1. The Word
2. The Phrase
3. The Main Clause
4. The Subordinate Clause
5. Embedded Clauses
6. The Sentence
7. Movement Processes
8. Reflexive and Reciprocal Constructions
9. Additional Constructions

Part Two: Syntactic Typology: The Place of Hixkaryana

10. The Basic Order of Constituents
11. Correlations between Hixkaryana and Existing Typologies
12. Major Differences Between Hixkaryana and Existing Typologies
13. Discourse-Related Phenomena
14.Conclusion

Appendixes

A. Phonology
B. Inflectional Morphology: Verb
C. Inflectional Morphology: Noun
D. Inflectional Morphology: Locative
E. Derivational Morphology: Verb Stem Formation
F. Derivational Morphology: Noun Formation
G. Derivational Morphology: Adverb Formation
H. Derivational Morphology: Relator Formation
I. Modifying Particles
J. Discourse Particles
K. Verification Particles

References

$25.00
Date:
1985
Extent:
xviii, 263 pages
Subject:
Typology
ISBN 13:
978-0883120828
ISBN 10:
0883120828
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.59 in
Weight:
0.9 lb
Field:
Country:
Brazil
Subject Languages:
Content Language: