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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.
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
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