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A Grammar of Cavineña (review)

A Grammar of Cavineña (review) Book Reviews A Grammar of Cavineña. ANTOINE GUILLAUME. Mouton Grammar Library 44. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008. Pp. xxxiv + 900 pages. $207.00 (cloth). Reviewed by Patience Epps, University of Texas at Austin The Amazonian lowlands of Bolivia and the neighboring regions of Brazil are home to an intriguingly rich and diverse set of languages, including many isolates and small lan- guage families. Many of these languages are highly endangered, and most were, until recently, barely described. However, the last decade has seen the emergence of a re- markable number of high-quality grammars of these languages and others spoken in the wider Amazon region. A Grammar of Cavineña stands out among these as a work of impressive quality and comprehensiveness. A revised version of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation (Research Center for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University), the book presents a detailed and thorough description of Cavineña grammar in clear, accessible prose, together with a set of texts and a lexicon. Cavineña is as yet the only member of the small Tacanan language family of which a comprehensive description has been published. Its approximately twelve hundred speakers are largely bilingual in Spanish, and although children are still learning the language http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anthropological Linguistics University of Nebraska Press

A Grammar of Cavineña (review)

Anthropological Linguistics , Volume 53 (1) – Feb 1, 2012

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University of Nebraska Press
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Book Reviews A Grammar of Cavineña. ANTOINE GUILLAUME. Mouton Grammar Library 44. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008. Pp. xxxiv + 900 pages. $207.00 (cloth). Reviewed by Patience Epps, University of Texas at Austin The Amazonian lowlands of Bolivia and the neighboring regions of Brazil are home to an intriguingly rich and diverse set of languages, including many isolates and small lan- guage families. Many of these languages are highly endangered, and most were, until recently, barely described. However, the last decade has seen the emergence of a re- markable number of high-quality grammars of these languages and others spoken in the wider Amazon region. A Grammar of Cavineña stands out among these as a work of impressive quality and comprehensiveness. A revised version of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation (Research Center for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University), the book presents a detailed and thorough description of Cavineña grammar in clear, accessible prose, together with a set of texts and a lexicon. Cavineña is as yet the only member of the small Tacanan language family of which a comprehensive description has been published. Its approximately twelve hundred speakers are largely bilingual in Spanish, and although children are still learning the language

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Anthropological LinguisticsUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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