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The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


The versatile verb

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The verb is the centrepiece of most Amazonian languages. The verb is where the complexity lies. We focus on some recurrent meanings expressed in the verb, covering tense, aspect and modality. Many ... More


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