Lexical Categories and Root Classes in Amerindian Languages by Ximena LoisLexical Categories and Root Classes in Amerindian Languages by Ximena Lois

Lexical Categories and Root Classes in Amerindian Languages

EditorXimena Lois, Valentina Vapnarsky

Paperback | April 5, 2006

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The problem of lexical categories and root class determination is fundamental in linguistic description and theory. Research on this topic has been particularly stimulated by studies of Amerindian languages. The essays in this collection, written by specialists in languages from South, Middle and North America, provide new insights into processes, levels, functions, and the aquisition of lexical categories, from various recent theoretical perspectives. The volume also addresses recent debates about root indeterminacy. Focusing on morphosyntax, phonology, and semantics, the contributions offer invaluable material for typological generalizations and for comprehension of the nature of the mental lexicon.
The Editors: Ximena Lois has a Ph.D. in linguistics and is an associate researcher at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France. Her current fields of research include theoretical and Mayan linguistics, ethnolinguistics and cognitive linguistics. Special interests cover lexicon-syntax mapping, the interface between syntax and semantics, a...
Title:Lexical Categories and Root Classes in Amerindian LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303910831X

ISBN - 13:9783039108312


Table of Contents

Contents: Ximena Lois/Valentina Vapnarsky: Introduction – Bruna Franchetto: Are Kuikuro Roots Lexical Categories? – Ximena Lois/Valentina Vapnarsky: Root Indeterminacy and Polyvalence in Yukatekan Mayan Languages – Marcia Haag: Thematic Structure and Lexemes: A Comparison of Choctaw and Cherokee Word Formation – Eliane Camargo: Lexical Categories and Word Formation Processes in Wayana – Marisa Malvestitti: Polyvalence in Mapuzungun: Contributions from a Patagonian Variety of the Language – Aurore Monod Becquelin: Categories and Compounding in Tzeltal: A Preliminary Approach – Francesc Queixalós: The Primacy and Fate of Predicativity in Tupi-Guarani – Johannes Helmbrecht: Are there Adjectives in Hocąk (Winnebago)? – Barbara Pfeiler: Polyvalence in the Acquisition of Early Lexicon in Yucatec Maya – Richard Carter: Polycategoriality and Predictability: Problems and Prospects.

Editorial Reviews

«En cualquier caso, este libro se presta a una reflexión constante a lo largo de su lectura, lo que da muestra de su actualidad y riqueza. [...] El libro está bien escrito, adelanta una introducción perfecta y ha habido un cuidado extremo en su diseño, maquetación y corrección. » (Julio Calvo, UniverSOS - Revista de Lenguas Indígenas y Universos Culturales)