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Grammar of Bora with Special Attention to Tone

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ISBN-10: 1556713010

ISBN-13: 9781556713019

Edition: 2012

Authors: Wesley Theisen, David Weber

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This is the first comprehensive linguistic study of Bora, a typologically unusual language spoken in Colombia and Peru, the result of four decades of work among the Bora people. The language has an exceptionally high number of classifiers (over 300). These classifiers are used in various ways to carry out reference. By means of these classifiers, apposition is the primary mechanism for creating referring expressions, rather than the more cross-linguistically common mechanism of constituency. They also provide tight intersentential cohesion in discourse. The animate/inanimate distinction is pervasive, manifesting itself in the morphology, sytax, and lexicon. This volume also includes a…    
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SIL International Publications
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 586
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English