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Author: Shimelman, Aviva
Title: A grammar of Yauyos Quechua
Year of Publication: 2017
Place of Publication: Berlin
Publisher: Language Science Press
Description:

This book presents a synchronic grammar of the southern dialects of Yauyos, an extremely endangered Quechuan language spoken in the Peruvian Andes. As the language is highly synthetic, the grammar focuses principally on morphology; a longer section is dedicated to the language's unusual evidential system. The grammar's 1400 examples are drawn from a 24-hour corpus of transcribed recordings collected in the course of the documentation of the language.

More info: http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/83

Subject Area(s): Less known (taught) languages

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notational conventions

1 Introduction
1.1 Location
1.2 Endangerment
1.3 Existing documentation
1.4 The dialects of Yauyos
1.5 Classification
1.6 Presentation
1.7 Fieldwork
1.8 A note to Quechuanists and typologists
1.9 Broader interest
1.9.1 Semantics – evidentials
1.9.2 Language contact – Aymara

2 Phonology and morphophonemics
2.1 Introduction and summary
2.2 Syllable structure and stress pattern
2.3 Phonemic inventory and morphophonemics
2.4 Spanish loan words
2.4.1 Spanish loan word restructuring
2.4.2 Loan word orthography

3 Substantives
3.1 Parts of speech
3.2 Substantive classes
3.2.1 Nouns
3.2.2 Pronouns
3.2.3 Interrogative-indefinites pi, ima, imay, imayna, mayqin, imapaq, ayka
3.2.4 Adjectives
3.2.5 Numerals
3.2.6 Multiple-class substantives
3.2.7 Dummy na
3.3 Substantive inflection
3.3.1 Possessive (person)
3.3.2 Number -kuna
3.3.3 Case
3.4 Substantive derivation
3.4.1 Substantive derived from verbs
3.4.2 Substantives derived from substantives

4 Verbs
4.1 Verb stems
4.2 Types of verbs
4.2.1 Transitive verbs
4.2.2 Intransitive verbs
4.2.3 Copulative/equational verbs
4.2.4 Onomatopoetic verbs
4.3 Verb inflection
4.3.1 Summary
4.3.2 Person and number
4.3.3 Tense
4.3.4 Conditional
4.3.5 Imperative and injunctive
4.3.6 Aspect
4.3.7 Subordination
4.4 Verb derivation
4.4.1 Suffixes deriving verbs from substantives
4.4.2 Verbs derived from verbs

5 Particles
5.1 Interjections
5.2 Assenters and greetings
5.3 Prepositions
5.4 Adverbs
5.5 Particles covered elsewhere

6 Enclitics
6.1 Sequence
6.2 Individual enclitics
6.2.1 Emphatic -Yá
6.2.2 Interrogation, negation, disjunction -chu
6.2.3 Restrictive, limitative -lla
6.2.4 Discontinuative -ña
6.2.5 Inclusion -pis
6.2.6 Precision, certainty -puni
6.2.7 Topic-marking -qa
6.2.8 Continuative -Raq
6.2.9 Sequential -taq
6.2.10 Emotive -ya
6.2.11 Evidence

7 Syntax
7.1 Constituent order
7.2 Sentences
7.3 Coordination
7.4 Comparison
7.5 Negation
7.6 Interrogation
7.7 Reflexives and reciprocals
7.8 Equatives
7.9 Possession
7.10 Topic
7.11 Focus
7.12 Complementation (infinitive, agentive, indicative and subjunctive clauses)
7.13 Relativization
7.14 Subordination

Appendix A: Analysis of the Southern Yauyos Quechua lexicon

Appendix B: Further analysis of evidential modifiers
B.1 The EM’s and the interpretation of propositions under direct -mI
B.2 The EM’s and the interpretation of propositions under conjectural -trI
B.3 A sociolinguistic note

References
Index
Name index
Language index
Subject index


Series or Collection: Studies in Diversity Linguistics, 9
Format: PDF
Pages: 338
ISBN-13: 9783946234210

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Submission Date: April 20, 2017


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